1. How to spot an ethical vinyl flooring manufacturer
If the manufacturer is really ethical, their workers should have enough free time to have a life outside of work. Regarding the compensation, they should be paid at least the national minimum wage of their respective country. Also, they should receive bonus rates for overtime and work during weekends. That’s a bare minimum. You’d be surprised how often this isn’t the case.
This is where we as vinyl flooring manufacturers believe to really stand out. All our workers:
Earn at least 20% more than the China minimum wage
Work eight-hour shifts
Receive overtime bonuses (which is a legal requirement often overlooked or misrepresented in the construction industry)
Receive birthday, childbirth, and marriage bonuses
2. How to spot an eco-friendly vinyl flooring manufacturer
Ideally, the manufacturer would either have the ISO-14001 standard or a social compliance certificate. Standards and certificates guarantee that all the processes in the factory are carried out in a way that’s safe for the environment.
But even without certificates and standards, a vinyl flooring manufacturer should still find a way to stay sustainable. They can handle wastewater safely and handle pvc waste so that it doesn’t end up in landfills. Ideally, have an alternative source of energy like wind electrical systems or solar panels.
3. Transparent vinyl flooring manufacturers
There are many vinyl flooring factories out there with all kinds of social compliance certificates and ISO standards that actually break almost every certification rule.
The thing is, many social compliance audits are carried out in a way that gives the manufacturers enough time to cook the books and intimidate and train the employees to lie during interviews in order for the company to obtain the certificates.
Once they do, they have a perfect smokescreen for whatever happens behind closed doors.
Don’t get us wrong, there are definitely vinyl flooring factories that deserved all their certification. Such a vinyl flooring factory would welcome visitors, be it existing or potential clients.
If a vinyl flooring manufacturer you get in touch with acts evasively to the mention of a factory visit, that’s a major red flag and you should run away from them as fast as you can. It’s likely they’re doing something wrong, even if they boast with shiny certificates attached to their name.
Factory visits at Ultrasurfacefloor are a common occurrence. What’s more, we have an apartment in the factory complex so you could spend days immersing yourself in the vinyl flooring manufacturing experience. Once we start cooperating, we’d even film the manufacturing process of your product so that your brand can really benefit from the radical transparency which is an ever-growing trend in fashion.