GUT's first mission is to optimise the manufacturing and recycling procedures to obtain the largest possible protection for man and the environment. This starts with the materials used for production which directly influence the discarding possibilities at the end of the carpet's life-cycle.

The attention in manufacturing is also focussed on the environmentally sensitive processes of dyeing and backing. In the first case, the aim is to further reduce water consumption and effluent pollution. In backing, research is continuing on low-emission products.

  • Effective management of resources, raw materials and production waste
  • Control and reduction
    • of air emissions
    • of water consumption and effluents
    • of energy consumption
  • Ban on use of
    hydrocarbons harmful to the ozone layer, PCP, formaldehyde, heavy metals, etc.


  • Reduction of air emissions
    by more than 50% since 1994 and more than 80% for specific substances like styrene
  • Reduction of water consumption
    used for carpet dyeing, by more than 10% in the last 3 years
  • Energy savings
    doubled in the same period
GUT: carpets tested for a better living environment