At Ulster Carpets we understand the impact of manufacturing on the local environment and recognise our social responsibility to the surrounding area, its people and resources. It is the company’s policy to provide a sustainable business for future generations.
As industry pioneers we continually review our processes to find more efficient and sustainable ways to manufacture luxury carpet. We are committed to continual improvement, satisfying our customer needs, compliance obligations and maximising the potential of the markets in which we operate.
To this end, we have developed an environmental policy which has been designed and supported by an Environmental Management System that details our commitment to improving environmental performance.
This commitment is externally tested and proven through certification to the internationally recognised ISO 14001 environmental standard.Read More
Making A Difference
Ulster Carpets operate an efficient manufacturing process pairing IT solutions with industry skills and expertise to keep waste to a minimum. Our goal is to implement the waste hierarchy and operate in-line with Reduce, Reuse, Recycle principles.
We have strategic waste segregation in place which has culminated in the achievement of 100% post manufacturing waste being diverted from landfill.
By entering into the voluntary UK Government Climate Change Agreement we are fully committed to reducing our energy consumption and emissions.
Not only do we take our own environmental responsibility seriously, we aim to assist our clients in fulfilling their environmental strategies and to help them acquire accreditation such as LEED accreditation via the Green Label Plus program.Read More
Setting The Standards
Ulster Carpets were one of the first textile companies to achieve ISO 14001, Environmental Management Standard, which aims to control the environmental impact of our products and manufacturing processes. ISO 14001 gives us a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets and demonstrating that these have been reached.
As well as holding ISO 14001, Ulster Carpets manufactures under a quality system ISO 9001: 2015 approved by the British Standards Institution & are IMO Certified MED-B00006D7 & MED-D000021A for the Marine sector.
Our environmental aspects are regularly reviewed and tough objectives set. All staff undergo environmental awareness training on an annual basis demonstrating a company wide commitment to environmental issues.Read More
Our Dye House
Dye House and Energy Centre
Ulster Carpets' new Dye House and Energy Centre, situated at the company’s headquarters in Northern Ireland, not only facilitates a number of manufacturing efficiencies, it brings with it many environmental benefits in line with the company’s sustainability policy.
A dedicated building, state-of-the art technology and a complete move to package dyeing from hank, has increased capacity by over 20%, improving the efficiency of the whole process ensuring both gains for the client and the environment.
A key sustainable benefit of the Dye House and Energy Centre is:
Packaging dyeing uses considerably less water (40%), heat (25%) and chemicals (5-10%) per kilogram of yarn processed. The system's capabilities enable a greater amount of dye lots to be produced in one day, meaning that the new Dye House is much more energy efficient.Read More