Solon, Ohio—Tarkett has entered a partnership with Habitat for Humanity in North America. The manufacturer has donated a total of $400,000 of product to the nonprofit housing organization as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Tarkett Cares.
The partnership between Tarkett and Habitat began during the 2017 hurricane season, with Tarkett donating $250,000 of Johnsonite and Tandus Centiva flooring earlier this year to help with Habitat’s disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas and Florida.
“Tarkett is committed to doing good in the communities in which we live and work,” said Andrew Bonham, president and CEO of Tarkett North America. “Working with Habitat for Humanity to assist with rebuilding efforts following a destructive hurricane season was an incredibly meaningful experience. Our team found such close alignment between our values and principles and those of Habitat, so we knew exploring longer-term partnership opportunities was the right path forward.”
For 2018, Tarkett is supporting Home Builders Blitz at the Silver corporate partner level, donating $150,000 in product to the program to help build safe, affordable housing with families in need of a decent place to call home. The Home Builders Blitz is a week-long initiative each summer that enlists help from thousands of professional home builders who, working alongside Habitat homeowners, volunteer their time and talents to construct, repair, and revitalize homes.
“By partnering with companies like Tarkett, we’re able to construct more affordable homes that provide for better futures for families,” said Lynda Smith, senior director of corporate relations, Habitat for Humanity. “We value Tarkett’s generous donations, which will help us reach more families to build strength, stability, and independence through shelter.”
Tarkett Cares encourages all employees around the world to spend up to two days a year of their work time on a charitable initiative and to share their time and expertise on a volunteer basis. Employees throughout North America have had opportunities to volunteer this time with Habitat during 2018, and many are slated to give back during the Builder’s Blitz.
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