Environmental sustainability and Our Brands
With the world being focused on the serious issue of climate change and conserving the natural resources we have; it is important for big corporations to do their part to ensure their products are environmentally friendly.
Back in August the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was published revealing the five main culprits contributing to global warming and the climate crisis. Fossil fuels, deforestation, increase in livestock farming, and fertilizers containing nitrogen. To find out more about IPCC click here: https://www.ipcc.ch
Here are just some of the top flooring brand’s views, policies, and programs to contribute to achieving environmental sustainability:
Mannington has been recognized for their environmental sustainability, in 2013 they received the Green Step Award for their practice and process in recycling. In the same year Mannington was also awarded the NJ Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for the efforts to protect and enhance the state’s environment. With these awards they are also ISO 14001 and 9001 certified. To find more information on ISO here: https://www.iso.org/certification.html
“Green is not just a color at Lauzon, it is part of our value system.” Since it’s founding in 1985 Lauzon has been committed to help build a sustainable future. To achieve that goal, the company has used sustainable stewardship practices from recycling, reusing, and has implemented policies designed to protect the trees by only sourcing from sustainably managed forest. Lauzon is ISO1 4001 certified and contributes to LEED Projects. For more information about LEED Projects click here: https://www.usgbc.org/projects
In 2007 Armstrong made a goal to reduce their energy, greenhouse gasses, and water usage by 10% before the start of 2015. These goals were achieved by ensuring that their manufacturing plants are in accordance with ISO 14001. They have also been extending this goal to their third-party manufacturing in China and Australia. Armstrong has reset their environment goals to further reduce their carbon foot by 25% by 2025.
To learn more about a specific brand's environmental attributes, we recommend visiting the specific brand's website.
- Emily FM