Established in 2012, the Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA) is an affiliate of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), an environmental NGO and hub for visionary programs offering global solutions for a socially just, culturally rich and ecologically regenerative world. 

The role of LFIA is to navigate and propel change in the Australian built environment through the rapid integration of design practices that, beyond merely doing less harm, contribute positively to the environment. Their initiatives include overseeing Zero Carbon Certification, the Biophilic Design Initiative, Declare® program, industry education, regular training events and technical advisory services.

GH Commercial have been a major sponsor of the LFIA since 2019, where we were the first floor covering manufacturer in Australia to achieve Declare Red List Free accreditation. Today, we hold the most Declare Red List Free labels in Australia, and the portfolio continues to grow.

Our continued partnership with LFIA underscores our Believe in Better® sustainability framework under our Better for Product pillar ensuring many of our products now and into the future, display Declare Red List free certification.

Declare® Certification

The LIFA Declare® program reveals clear and honest information about material specifications via a ‘nutritional’ label of ingredients. Each label is compared against a list of worst-in-class materials, also known as the Red List.  These Red List chemicals pollute the environment, bio-accumulate up the food chain until they reach toxic concentration and create health problems for construction and factory personnel.

Working across our entire supply chain, GH Commercial have been able to identify, source and utilise the healthiest possible manufacturing components to meet LFIA’s exacting standards. GH Commercial hold current Declare Red List Free labels for our Australian Made Solution Dyed Nylon (SDN) and Designer Jet ™ products, as well as for a large range of wool broadloom carpets and carpet tiles.

GH Commercial are proud to hold the most Declare labels in Australia, with 27 Declare Red List Free labels held by GH Commercial that cover 72 standard products and an extensive range of custom products.

GH Commercial – Believe in Better®

As the Oceanic subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, the world’s largest flooring company, we belong to a global network of leading products, brands and world-class manufacturing and we know that our future depends on the work we do today.

At GH Commercial, our commitment to our planet extends beyond just products and processes: it’s how we challenge ourselves to do and be better every day, how we make decisions, how we reinvest in our people and our planet, and how we define what matters most as we work to deliver value for generations to come.

More about GH Commercial and our sustainability journey.

Authored date: 14/12/2022