GreenStep Asia Awards, a joint venture with Floor Covering Weekly (FCW), returns in 2015 to the largest International floor covering show in Asia Pacific for a 2nd edition to honor individuals and organizations working to advance sustainability in floor covering through products and processes.

“Our hope is to raise awareness of the issues surrounding environmental sustainability; to recognize the significant investments, efforts and progress made by Asia manufacturers; to promote their accomplishments to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR show attendees; and to honor those companies and individuals who embody these principles at a special award ceremony held during the show,” said Santiago Montero, publisher of the Floor Covering Weekly (FCW). “As a judge of last year’s program, I have been impressed with the level of commitment we’re seeing from many Asia suppliers, the level of accomplishment and the levels of innovation that continue to drive our industry forward in a positive way,” said Montero.

The competition is open to any manufacturer in the world that has manufacturing facilities in Asia where they apply the principles of environmental sustainability. It will feature four awards categories for the flooring industry: best green product, best green practice/process, best green promotion/communication and best green pinnacle. An authoritative jury composed by the leaders of some of the world’s most famous flooring and green associations will judge and award the green most remarkable commitments in Asia.

Floor Covering Weekly founded the GreenStep Awards in 2008 and is now recognized by all major U.S. flooring industry associations and suppliers. At DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2014, GreenStep Asia Awards were launched for Asia.The winners were:  Flatten Bamboo Flooring by Dasso Industrial Group (Green Product category award); Novalis Innovative Flooring (Green Process award); and Weihai Shanhua Carpet Group (Green Pinnacle category).