Achieving the most respected certifications worldwide
Being a leader in sustainability and safety means complying with the strictest standards and certifications both domestically
and across the globe. That’s exactly what we’ve been doing and we’ll continue to do so.
Armstrong's corporate policy includes an ongoing commitment to improving its environmental responsibilities by starting with
a comprehensive safety policy and continuing through into the environment. Not only are we continuing to make our products
environmentally friendly but we are also using effective recycling methods to prevent pollution and reduce waste.
Our European tile & grid manufacturing plants have attained ISO 14001 environmental management system accreditation. All Armstrong’s
European tile manufacturing plants are accredited to ISO 9001:2000 for quality assurance, as part of our commitment to ensuring
product quality and consistency over time.
Our mineral plants have an Occupational Health and Safety Management system in place to match ISO 18001 Standards.
THIRD PARTY CERTIFICATION
Armstrong EPD’s conform to the requirements of ISO 14025.
BRE (ECOPOINTS MINERAL & GRID)
At Armstrong, we’re proud to be a recognised pioneer in green practices, with successful methods to produce environmentally
preferable products, prevent pollution and reduce waste. We’re the only UK mineral ceiling manufacturer with a comprehensive
range of products with a BRE Ecopoint profile – an external certification of our compliance with ISO 14041 and ISO 21930 standards.
Armstrong is participating in European Union efforts to establish a standardised method for profiling the environmental impact
of products. In France, the FDES (Fiche Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire) is expected to mirror other European initiatives.
Information generated through FDES is utilised in France’s HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale) project accreditation scheme.
The product profiles for our mineral and metal tile facilities are based on FDES methodology.
IBU (German Institute of Construction and Environment)
Armstrong collaborates with German certification and standards groups for sustainable building, such as the IBU (Germany’s
Institute of Construction and Environment) and is a member of WETEC. The Wet-felt Technical Committee for Construction, WETEC, provides a service to European based manufacturers of wet-felted
products by providing a forum for the development and maintenance of technical, quality and safety standards and guidelines.
An Environmental Product Declaration for WETEC wet-felt mineral fibre products will be published in 2012.
GREEN BUILDING COUNCILS
Armstrong was a founding member of the USA and Indian Green Building Councils and plays an active role in the Green Building
Councils in the UK, Netherlands, Canada, China, Australia, Spain, Germany, Poland and Serbia. In 2007, our corporate headquarters
in Lancaster, PA, achieved the LEED-EB (Existing Building) Platinum rating, the highest and most demanding certification.