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Last update 22 March 2021

Description of economic activities

Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels (NACE2 1621)

This Belgium-based company is engaged in the manufacture of melamine faced wood particle panels. It produces veneer sheets, plywood, laminboard, particle board, fibre board, and other panels and boards. It was incorporated in September 1956 and has its registered head office located in Wielsbeke, Belgium. It is formerly known as Unilin Decor. The company's changed of name is an acknowledgment of its industry insight and its clear focus on the research and production of the highest quality laminate flooring on the market.The company's activities are divided into four main areas which include laminate flooring (Quick-step), melamine panels, chipboards and medium density fiber board (MDF), and self-supporting, insulating roofing elements. The company produces laminate flooring such as the well-known Quick-Step-laid without glue. In 1997, it was the first to launch the patented Uniclic-system. It intends to become one of the leading players in the North American laminate flooring market.The company is one of Europe's leading high quality technology manufacturing companies, employing over 2,300 people worldwide. It has become an industry leader in high quality laminate flooring. The company has 12 production sites in Europe located in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. It currently operates two manufacturing sites in the United States.The company is a member of the European Producers of Laminate Flooring (EPLF), an organization which represents the leading producers of laminate flooring in Europe and their suppliers. The company is a Belgium-based division of its global owner, Mohawk Industries, a leading producer and distributor of flooring worldwide. It is also a division of the fast-growing Unilin group.
  • UNILIN

  • Belgium (BE)
  • Company type: Corporate
  • Parent company: MOHAWK INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS S.À R.L.
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO): BERNARD THIERS
  • CEO Total remuneration: N/A
  • Website: www.unilin.com

Financial data

Number of employees

N/A
2,104
2,075
2,034

Revenue 1

N/A
1.314
1.288
1.164

EBIT 1

N/A
155.039
151.99
101.991

EBITDA 1

N/A
220.806
229.857
171.561

1 numbers are in millions

  • RepRisk Indicator (last month):  3

Social dialog

  • Transnational Corporate Agreement (TCA): N/A
  • Global Framework Agreement (GFA): N/A
  • Societas Europaea (SE): N/A
  • Bangladesh Accord: N/A

European Works Councils

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Standards and certifications

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  • CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project): N/A
  • Modern Slavery Statement: N/A
  • Transparency Index: N/A
  • SA8000 Social Accountability: N/A
  • Integrated report: N/A
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  • Social Development Goals (SDGs): N/A

Global Reporting Initiative certification

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  • Global Reporting Initiative GRI G4: N/A

Other company declarations

Policies

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  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces where the company operates: N/A
  • Policy to protect the right to health and safety in the workplaces in the supply chain: N/A
  • Diversity policy: N/A

Universal declarations

Declarations and treaties recognised by the country where the company has its registered office

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of CDFL Workers (Strasbourg Charter 1989):
  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union EU CFR (Nice Charter 2000):
  • Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union TFEU:
  • Registered office in an OECD country:
  • ILO C029 - Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29):
  • ILO C087 - Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87):
  • ILO C098 - Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98):
  • ILO C100 - Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100):
  • ILO C105 - Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105):
  • ILO C111 - Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111):
  • ILO C138 - Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138):
  • ILO C182 - Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182):

Directives applied in the company offices in EU 27

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  • EP and Council D. 2005/56/EC:
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  • D. 2011/35/EU:

Presence in main rankings

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  • The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: N/A
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  • The Diversity Inc Top 50 Companies: N/A
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