Green Step Asia Awards Program, the only Environmental Awards Program for the flooring industry in ASIA-PACIFIC returns for the 3rd edition at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016


PRESS RELEASE – 15 January 2016


Green Step Asia Awards Program, the only Environmental Awards Program for the flooring industry in ASIA-PACIFIC returns for the 3rd edition at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016


DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2016 continues promoting environmental sustainability by organizing once again the Green Step Asia Awards in cooperation with Floor Covering Weekly.  

In 2015, Green Step Asia Awards Program witnessed an increased number of participants and entries compared to the previous year. Nine green initiatives were officially awarded during an onsite ceremony held at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR 2015 in the presence of some of the world’s most influential professionals in the flooring industry, media, show’s strategic partners and more. Mr. John Wu, President & CEO of Novalis International and one of the winners of 2015 Green Step Asia Awards stated right after the award ceremony -“It is a great honor to be recognized for our sustainability efforts in the presence of our fellow colleagues from the flooring industry. The GreenStep Asia program will help drive the green cause forward, not only in Asian flooring industry, but also in the rest of the world. It is never too late for Asian flooring manufacturers to start setting internal goals for sustainability efforts. We can’t make the whole world green, but we can all help to make it greener”.


The flooring industry is being transformed by consumers and industry demands for environmentally sustainable products. Long known for innovation and new product development, the Asian flooring manufacturing community has responded with the next generation of innovative and sustainable products. Green Step Asia Awards gives flooring exhibitors a chance to showcase their sustainable development at all levels.

The goal of this environmental Awards program is to support and promote those efforts and to give Asian suppliers the credit and recognition they deserve. In other words, it is a way to honor those companies and individuals that embody the principles of environmental stewardship so important in today’s global flooring industry, while at the same time raising awareness on environmental issues throughout the flooring community.


The competition is open to any manufacturer in the world who has manufacturing facilities in Asia where they apply the principles of environmental sustainability. In 2016, it will feature three awards categories for the flooring industry: best green product, best green practice/process, and best green pinnacle. Submissions can be made until 31st January 2016. 

Some of the benefits offered to all participating companies include dedicated E-newsletters sent by Floor Covering Weekly Global to over 13,500 worldwide readers and by show organizer to over 200,000 show database contacts, publication on FCW and DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR websites and social media groups, publication in a dedicated GreenStep Asia show daily distributed for free during the show to all visitors, exhibitors and media partners, promotion at other major international flooring shows, etc.


The President of Malaysia Architects Association joins for the first time as jury member


Ar. Mohd Zulhemlee An, President of the Malaysia Architects Association (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia-PAM) will be joining the authoritative jury composed by the leaders of some of the world’s most famous flooring associations and industry media that will judge and award the most remarkable green commitments in Asia. “I think Asian companies have become more aware regarding the importance of sustainable construction and protecting the environment. Joining the judging panel will enable me to be exposed to the best practices in sustainability related to floor finishes. At the same time I will be able to share and exchange views with the other judges regarding the protection of the environment, and how the construction industry can become more sustainable and contribute to its preservation.” stated Mr. Zulhemlee.

The votes for the entries come independently from each judge to Floor Covering Weekly and DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR organizers. The winners and honorable mentions for each category will be announced during an award ceremony that will take place on the first day at DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR, 22-24 of March 2016 in Shanghai, China.


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Your contact for further information:

Mrs. Lida Kokkini - VNU Exhibitions Asia
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About DOMOTEX Worldwide:    

DOMOTEX HANNOVER (January 16-19, 2016) is the world’s leading floor covering trade show. Deutsche Messe AG Hannover organizes the show.

DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR (March 22-24, 2016 in Shanghai) is the largest international flooring show in the Asia-Pacific region.  VNU Exhibitions Asia, Build Your Dream and Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, jointly organize the show.

DOMOTEX Turkey (May 23-26, 2016 in Gaziantep) serves the Turkish and Middle Eastern markets.  Hannover Messe International Istanbul, a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe, organizes the show.