Carpet maker Tai Ping has earned a sustainable carpet certification with a rating of Silver from NSF International. The NSF/ANSI 140-2007 Sustainable Carpet Assessment standard accounts for every stage in production and distribution processes, from the use of recycled materials to factory emissions to the quality of the working environment.

“Tai Ping has been serious about sustainability for a long time--it’s critical to our success in business and to the future of our industry generally, not to mention the planet,” said James Kaplan, ceo. “Working towards sustainability is a constant process and an enduring goal.”

Additionally, Tai Ping has launched a blog, called “Tai Ping Towards Sustainability,” which is designed to keep readers informed of the company's efforts to broaden its NSF-140 accreditation and to realise new innovations in sustainable criteria for the industry. Tai Ping’s sustainability blog is