Understanding Design For Good
Milliken is our parent company and is driven by three core values: Ethics | Excellence | Leadership.
From this commitment to our core values, the 'Doing Good' concept was developed and evolved to 'Design for Good' in the Australia and New Zealand markets.
- It's Beyond Aesthetics
- It's Having a Positive & Healthy Impact with What We Do
- It's Forging a Culture
- It's Offering Customers More Than Just a Product
DOING GOOD IN OUR COMPANY
Ontera’s culture is supported by the Milliken culture... Doing Good!
Doing good transcends into multiple areas of our business. It’s about doing good for our staff, our customers, the communities we live in. It’s about ensuring the products we produce can do good for their final purpose.
This is where Design for Good concept became reality. It was developed and embedded into the Ontera culture to ensure we provide the best possible outcome for our customers and the occupants of the spaces we are providing carpet flooring for.
DESIGN FOR GOOD IS ABOUT
Good for Health & Wellbeing
Ontera open cell cushion backing improves underfoot comfort and reduces muscle fatigue by up to 24%.
Good for the Environment
Ontera offers full environmental transparency. The WellBAC backing system is PVC-Free, 3rd party verified Red-List Free and utilises both post-consumer and post-industrial recycled content.
Good for Productivity
Improves acoustics by up to 50% with Ontera cushion backings.
Doing Good in Our Products
It is one thing to create and market carpet, yet it’s another thing to truly understand and provide a positive impact, with environmental and sustainable benefits, in what we design and the purpose it serves.
At Ontera, we have a holistic approach in designing our products. The more we understand the environment that we are designing for, the better we can apply the “Design for Good” concept and deliver on our clients’ needs and expectations.
Ontera WellBACTM range of carpet tile backing systems is a pro-active example of how we are evolving and designing with a conscious mind to health and wellness and our surrounding environments.
We are also committed to the environment and sustainability - ensuring our product ingredients are harmless to the environment and our manufacturing staff. Our products are PVC free and we are transparent with our material ingredients.
Being part of the Milliken family, we are privy to environmental and health associations and one of those is the Well Living Lab. Milliken is an International founding member for the Well Living Lab, where Ontera is closely engaged with them to research how we can improve health and wellness through our products.
LEARN ABOUT WELLBAC
DOING GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY
Ontera supports programs that advance our communities, further education and protect our natural resources. We have been pro-active in our local communities in ‘Doing Good’ from donating carpet flooring in the education sector to providing training to under privilege communities and children.
COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS
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