Desso, S. kranendijk, Cradle to Cradle

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  • Improve quality of life and environment with product or process improvements.
  • Desso started a recycling program where several partners are involved. It takes care of lifting material via installers or specialized companies Logistics Recycling Currently material is being used as secondary fuel and raw material for cement industry. Desso is looking for alternative outlets. Projects are started to separate the carpet into the main components for further use in the post consumer market and/or into carpet again. ` Another project is to up-cycle PA 6 yarn into raw material for the production of new Yarn
  • Desso started a recycling program where several partners are involved. It takes care of lifting material via installers or specialized companies Logistics Recycling Currently material is being used as secondary fuel and raw material for cement industry. Desso is looking for alternative outlets. Projects are started to separate the carpet into the main components for further use in the post consumer market and/or into carpet again. ` Another project is to up-cycle PA 6 yarn into raw material for the production of new Yarn
  • Desso started a recycling program where several partners are involved. It takes care of lifting material via installers or specialized companies Logistics Recycling Currently material is being used as secondary fuel and raw material for cement industry. Desso is looking for alternative outlets. Projects are started to separate the carpet into the main components for further use in the post consumer market and/or into carpet again. ` Another project is to up-cycle PA 6 yarn into raw material for the production of new Yarn
  • Supporting a C2C Community Innovation platform Formation of C2C business community
  • Desso, S. kranendijk, Cradle to Cradle

    1. 1. <ul><li>Stef Kranendijk </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Desso Group </li></ul>Cradle to Cradle implementation at Desso
    2. 2. Desso is… European market leader in carpet tiles and artificial grass pitches Arsenal FC Microsoft
    3. 3. Desso Group <ul><li>Business Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Carpets 76% </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Office Carpet 59% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel, Marine & Aviation 11% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Carpet 6% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sports 24% </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Figures - % of total business turnover </li></ul>
    4. 4. Innovation through <ul><li>Creativity : </li></ul><ul><li>Desso transformed itself into a superior floor design company through better external focus via the “ Circle of Architects ® ” program. </li></ul><ul><li>Functionality : </li></ul><ul><li>Desso invented carpet tiles that significantly improve health by superior: </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor air quality : </li></ul><ul><li>- Less fine dust (8 times lower levels than hard floors) </li></ul><ul><li>- No off gassing </li></ul><ul><li>Sound absorption in offices, healthcare and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle to Cradle </li></ul><ul><li>2008 Figures - % of total business turnover </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is Cradle to Cradle? In the Cradle to Cradle principles, products are made from pure components that are easy to disassemble, so that new products can be made from them (= up-cycling) in both the biosphere and the technosphere. Michael Braungart William McDonough DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company
    6. 6. Cradle to Cradle – Why? <ul><li>It is a good, positive quality initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Not only for the environment but also for health </li></ul><ul><li>(in-door air quality) </li></ul><ul><li>Waste becomes food for other products </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only good for people & planet – it is a </li></ul><ul><li>business building opportunity </li></ul>Reclaim Ribs DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company
    7. 7. <ul><li>Increased attention on sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient production </li></ul><ul><li>Waste reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Energy saving </li></ul><ul><li>Desso’s past achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Water preservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>annually 50% in Belgium, goal 100% (= 410 million litres) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Energy consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>23% reduction in energy use and CO 2 emissions over the last </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Post industrial waste is recycled and used as fuel </li></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Eco-Efficiency
    8. 8. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Eco-Effectiveness <ul><li>Positive footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Improve quality of life and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Re-utilize all materials used in the product. Design criteria: easy disassembly </li></ul><ul><li>Use post-customer materials as raw material in the product </li></ul><ul><li>All raw materials should be 100% safe for humans and environment </li></ul><ul><li>Use renewable energy in all stages of the cycle </li></ul><ul><ul><li> All about Eco Effectiveness </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Analysis of all Raw Materials with Prof. Michael Braungart (EPEA) <ul><li>Create ‘Passive Positive List’ for existing products </li></ul><ul><li>Use only positively defined materials </li></ul><ul><li>Phase out non-acceptable raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>No need to be perfect from day 1 </li></ul>PROGRESS OF QUALITY FROM CRADLE TO CRADLE WITH TIME Clients and suppliers are regarded as partners to reach quality. ECO-EFFECTIVENESS OPTIMAL OPTIMIZING TOLERABLE IDENTIFY THE BEST: ABC-X CATEGORIZATION NOT ACCEPTABLE NOT CHARACTERIZED
    10. 10. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Desso’s first C2C carpet tile
    11. 11. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Implementation and Future Steps <ul><li>Develop new products for improved indoor air quality </li></ul><ul><li>Invest in new Cradle to Cradle product line </li></ul><ul><li>Invite young designers and students to work on Cradle to Cradle products </li></ul><ul><li>Build national and international community around Cradle to Cradle quality </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger marketing for Cradle to Cradle on global market </li></ul><ul><li>Establish the carpet take back system and recycling system </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Separate the post customer carpet </li></ul><ul><li>Into main components for further use in post customer market or into carpet again. </li></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system
    13. 13. <ul><li>NOW: Eco-Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Post customer material used for cement </li></ul><ul><li>industry as </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Raw material </li></ul><ul><li>NEAR FUTURE: Eco-Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Cradle to Cradle </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn is upcycled into new yarn </li></ul><ul><li>Backing is upcycled into new backing </li></ul><ul><li>Yarn and backing are upcycled in other industries such as office chairs, vacuum cleaners et cetera </li></ul>DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system
    14. 14. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Take back system
    15. 15. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company C2C Community <ul><li>DESSO will contribute to </li></ul><ul><li>C2C business community worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Help stimulate the formation of necessary </li></ul><ul><li>C2C infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage all stakeholders (suppliers, design </li></ul><ul><li>community, waste management partners, </li></ul><ul><li>customers) to consider new products and C2C </li></ul><ul><li>design paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Jointly develop know-how and new </li></ul><ul><li>technology </li></ul>
    16. 16. DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company Desso’s C2C Network
    17. 17. <ul><li>For more information, please contact us </li></ul><ul><li>or visit our website </li></ul><ul><li>www.desso.com </li></ul>Thank you DESSO: Cradle to Cradle Company

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