The aim of GUT is to continuously improve all environmental and consumer protection aspects throughout the life cycle of a textile floor covering (from production to installation, to use phase and recycling).

The European carpet industry has revolutionized environmental standards for the flooring industry, by creating GUT and continuously upgrading GUT's environmental goals.

In cooperation with officially recognized European test houses registered products are regularly controlled on the basis of GUT's test criteria.

Furthermore, GUT promotes environmentally friendly solutions for the installation of carpets and provides objective information on all aspects of carpets.

The intensive product testing on chemicals and emissions is the basis for ensuring consumer safety.