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Tarkett: Tarkett, active contributor to Wold Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos


ON JANUARY 20-23, 2016

Paris, 20 January, 2016

Tarkett, a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for flooring
and sports surfaces, is to attend the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting
in Davos from January 20-23. This year, the core theme of the summit relates
to the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution', referring to the current
transformation of systems of production, distribution and consumption.

As a Partner Company, Tarkett contributes all year round to the World Economic
Forum's discussions through a dual membership:

* Tarkett is actively involved in the Global Challenge initiative on the
'Environment and Natural Resource Security' . In addition, the Group also
contributes toProject MainStream , a multi-industry and CEO-led global
initiative to accelerate innovation and help scale up the Circular Economy
model. This initiative is organized by the World Economic Forum and the
Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
* As an Industry Partner, Tarkett also contributes to the 'Infrastructure and
Urban Development' initiative. The Group takes part in the discussions at
Davos on the 'The Future of Construction' project, which explores areas
including advanced building materials, disruptive business models and
cross-industry collaboration.

Michel Giannuzzi, Chief Executive Officer of Tarkett said: "We are proud to be
involved in these important discussions, which will contribute to discovering
the best ways to develop a vibrant and sustainable global economy in the near
and long term, based on collaboration and innovation. I am convinced that, in
these challenging times, it is vital for leaders from the private and public
spheres to come together to explore initiatives for unlocking creativity and
technological change and supporting sustainable economic growth across the

Moreover, Tarkett has been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Award
for the Circular Economy Multinational, organized by the World Economic
Forum's Young Global Leaders in collaboration with Accenture.

For many years, Tarkett has been committed to making the transition to the
circular economy, powered by Cradle to Cradle®principles. Guided by this
vision, Tarkett has been deploying a comprehensive circular economy strategy
based on its 'closed-loop circular design' model, since 2011. This is driven
by an extensive eco-innovation strategy, which contributes to protecting the
planet and the well-being of its inhabitants at every step of the product's
life (design, production, use and recycling).

Tarkett's circular vision has been at the forefront of setting new industry
standards based on healthy materials supporting a positive closed-loop
system. In this regard, Tarkett has been a pioneer in developing and
implementing alternative to the phthalate plasticizers in its vinyl flooring,
supporting the responsible use of PVC. Leading the flooring industry
transformation, the Group now uses phthalate-free plasticizers in all of its
American and European vinyl flooring production sites and has set a target to
roll this new technology out to all of its sites worldwide by 2020.

Moreover, Tarkett has developed a wide range of flooring solutions that
contribute to the improvement of indoor air quality - including low VOC
emissions, anti-allergens and technology that combats fine dust in the air.
Tarkett also designs its products with high levels of recycled content,
implements recycling programs, sets up closed-loop water circuits in its
production sites and develops renewable energy initiatives.


At Davos, Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of Tarkett will be contributing as a speaker
at two discussions relating to the environment and sustainable business:

Circular Economy: The Way Ahead, Wednesday 20 January
, 15:00-17:00. This private session, moderated by Mike Barry, Director,
Sustainable Business, Marks and Spencer, will share progress on the path to
the circular economy, discuss the launch of two new reports: "A Global
Plastics Packaging Roadmap" and "Intelligent Assets: Unlocking Circular
Economy Potential", and explore how to broaden the reach and relevance of the
circular economy to new regions.

Leading the Clean Revolution
, Friday 22 January, 12:30-13:45. This public session, moderated by Aron
Cramer, President and Chief Executive of Business for Social Responsibility
(BSR), will explore the business models and strategic partnerships driving
clean and competitive enterprises. In addition to Michel Giannuzzi, CEO of
Tarkett, other speakers include the CEOs of Allianz, Veolia, Miniwiz and
Vestas Wind Systems.
About Tarkett

Tarkett is a global leader in innovative and sustainable solutions for
flooring and sports surfaces. Offering a wide range of products including
vinyl, linoleum, carpet, rubber, wood&laminate, synthetic turf and athletic
tracks, the Group serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. With
12,000 employees and 34 industrial sites, Tarkett sells 1.3 million square
meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels,
offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to sustainable development, the
Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy and promotes circular
economy. Tarkett's net sales of 2.4 billion euros in 2014 are balanced
between Europe, North America and the region comprising CIS countries,
APAC&LATAM. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A, ticker TKTT,
ISIN: FR0004188670).

Investor Relations Contact

Tarkett - Jacques Bénétreau

Tarkett - Alexandra Baubigeat Boucheron

Tarkett Media Contact

Tarkett Group - Véronique Bouchard Bienaymé

Brunswick Tel. : +33 (0) 1 53 96 83 83

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Source: Tarkett via Globenewswire


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