Central to our core mission at Eagle Creek Floors is our Earth Minded commitment built around three pillars:
Innovative Product Design
Eagle Creek has worked diligently to source reputable vendor partners who employ and meet strict 3rd party certifications. For example, we have a commissioned relationship with Verite – a global NGO whose mission is to ensure that people worldwide work under safe, fair, and legal conditions. In addition, our vendor partners meet many quality standards, such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and OHSAS 18000 and global security regulations.
Indoor Air Quality is an important contributing factor to healthy indoor environments. The products placed in a home contribute to the quality of the air we breathe. 69% of consumers prefer to purchase products that carry an Indoor Air Quality certification. Eagle Creek’s product portfolio of quality Laminate, Hardwood, Bamboo and Cork flooring has received GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification. Greenguard Children & Schools Certification indicates that a product has met one of the highest environmental standards for clean indoor air and contributes to a healthy home, work, school and other indoor environments Eagle Creek products also meet California Air Resource Board CARB 2 Compliance Standards – the highest formaldehyde emissions standard currently required in the United States. GREENGUARD Children & Schools standards establish emission criteria to define low-emitting materials for environments where people spend an extended period of time. Of primary concern in indoor environments is exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from sources commonly used in homes and commercial buildings such as furnishings, paint, cleaning agents, solvents, flooring products and building materials. VOCs contribute to poor indoor air quality which has a number of negative health implications. Short-term consequences include triggering asthma and allergy attacks and flu-like symptoms and long-term exposure may lead to complications with respiratory and neurological disease. Additionally, children, in particular, are vulnerable to impure airborne toxins, as they have higher inhalation rates per pound of body weight than adults.
As an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air quality, GEI created the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program to recognize products which meet or exceed stringent requirements for low chemical emissions. For a complete list of GREENGUARD Certified products visit www.greenguard.org.
So, when you purchase an Eagle Creek floor you can rest assured that you are getting a floor that was produced with ethical standards and won’t pollute the air you breathe.