100+ Year Heritage

Milliken has been a leader in sustainability for more than a century. In fact, Milliken’s first recycling policy was established in 1900, and we began investing in renewable energy in 1912. By 1960, Milliken had formal policies in place to protect natural resources. We have been tracking wastewater and energy use since 1971 and we introduced the first PVC free cushion backed carpet tile in 1986.


We have made great progress toward achieving our goals to reduce our environmental footprint but the journey to sustainability is constantly evolving. We continually challenge ourselves not only to improve, but also to be transparent and fully accountable to all our stakeholders and communities. Progress and measurements are reported through our Annual Sustainability Report.

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