Balta is a member of PRODIS/GUT
GUT (Gemeinschaft Umweltfreundlicher Teppichboden) is an industry partnership that aims to reduce environmental impacts and ensure product safety at every stage of a carpet’s life. Only products that meet GUT’s high standards are given a GUT license number and all our products have been awarded such a number. The label is printed on the back of the product sample card, reassuring customers that it has met the rigorous criteria of a certified testing institute.
The PRODIS/GUT license number is evidence of testing for:
- Environmentally compatible production
- Compliance with GUT’s test criteria on hazardous substances
- Minimal emissions and odours in new carpets
PRODIS, the uniform PRODuct Information System of the European Carpet Industry.
PRODIS is the first comprehensive consumer information system that integrates information on environmental issues, consumer health and safety topics as well as information on use areas of use and additional characteristics of textile floorcoverings based on EN1307.
PRODIS provides reliable information for the consumer and trade and is based on two elements:
- the GUT test system for VOC-emissions and chemicals
- the FCSS standard symbols for use classification
All Balta broadloom carpet and carpet tiles is CE certified and complies with the harmonized European standard EN14041 with minimum criteria for health and safety.
Specific products for the commercial market are UPEC certified.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
We provide harmonised EPDs in accordance with ISO 14025 for our products. The process to establish EPD’s involves the sending of production and raw materials data to GUT to make the calculation consistently. These are then verified by the Institut Bauen und Umwelt (IBU) and are valid for a period of three years from the date of issue exclusively for the product group indicated and only in con-junction with a valid PRODIS license.