Throughout the history of Armstrong Flooring, one of the core values has been to act responsibly by recycling waste and conserving resources wherever possible. Armstrong started this effort more than 100 years ago by taking the waste from cork production and using it as a component in linoleum flooring.
Today, sustainability continues as a core focus of their business. Armstrong’s Global Sustainability Steering Committee provides governance and sets business direction regarding material sustainability issues. They work to use energy and select raw materials responsibly, to reduce waste, embrace recycling and circular economy principles, and to promote environmental stewardship within their workplaces and communities.
Last year, Armstrong Flooring Australia earned a GreenStep International Award from Floor Covering Weekly, recognizing the longtime sustainability practices at the Braeside sheet flooring plant. More recently, Armstrong Flooring Braeside installed a rainwater harvesting and boiler reclamation system that reduced potable water use in the plant by 40%. and has initiated a capital project valued at approximately $1M to install solar panels on the factory to replace a portion of current energy supplies with those from renewable sources.
Reinforcing their commitment and to ensure both manufactured and sourced products meet stringent requirements and market expectations, Armstrong engage third party environmental certifiers such as Global GreenTag and Lloyd’s Register to conduct independent product reviews. Armstrong also participate in and are a founding member of The Australian PVC industry’s Product Stewardship Program, launched in 2002.
The following Armstrong products have received ecospecifier GreenTag Certification, enabling these products to contribute to achieving maximum available points under applicable GreenStar Material Calculator Credits such as Healthcare v1 & Education v1 IEQ-8 & Mat-11.
Pictured: Fitnice sheet and tile from Armstrong Flooring has emerged from the Global GreenTagCert certification process with a GreenTag PhD, GOLD HealthRATE and GreenRate Level C – Fitnice is a woven vinyl sheet/tile floor which incorporates a solid monofilament fibre encased in bi-colour yarn that provides unique visuals and excellent durability.