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At Armstrong protecting our planet and the business practices which go with it are synonymous with good business. Sustainable product leadership equals growth through market leadership. More sustainable operations equal leaner operations and improved profitability. Our sustainability program has a three-prong focus: decrease the environmental footprint of our operations and our key suppliers through energy reduction, responsible water management and waste reduction; continued innovation focused on the development and delivery of products which contribute to more sustainable buildings; being responsible partners in the communities where we operate. The buildings that our customers are designing and building are relying on more innovative and sustainable products every day. We're meeting those needs through constant innovation which deliver benefits including: products that maximize the use of recycled products, products contributing to better indoor air quality through the reduction in volatile organic compounds, and in some cases the ability to absorb formaldehydes from the air, ceilings that can improve the energy efficiency in the buildings where they're installed, resilient flooring made of rapidly renewable bio-based materials, ceilings which enhance learning in communities around the world through improved acoustics in the classroom, floors with hygienic properties to aid in germ control in hospitals. Operationally we have relentless focus on ways to reduce energy usage, manage water usage and minimize the waste which ends up in landfills through the work and ingenuity of engaged employees around the world. From recycling programs which provide a closed loop process to recycle our products in a responsible way to the reuse of waste streams in the plants where they're generated, as well as transfer to other plants for use in their production process. We're dramatically reducing waste which ends up in landfills. At Armstrong sustainable business equals good business. It's a key element in making Armstrong a trusted resource for our stakeholders, one that can be trusted and relied on for innovative products and services, and standing behind our products around the world. Reliable customer support, accurate representations of our products, global competitiveness, operating with integrity around the world, world class safety, focus on making sure our employees return home safely every day, that's sustainable business, and we're committed to it.
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MATT ESPE Sustainability

At Armstrong, sustainable business equals good business. It's a key element in making Armstrong a trusted resource for our stakeholders, one that can be trusted and relied on for innovative products and services around the world.
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MATT ESPE Sustainability

At Armstrong, sustainable business equals good business. It's a key element in making Armstrong a trusted resource for our stakeholders, one that can be trusted and relied on for innovative products and services around the world.


Armstrong Flooring is proud of our heritage and the growing portfolio of flooring products and programs designed to support sustainable building. It's our goal in all areas of our business to continually reduce our environmental footprint.
Find out how our full portfolio of products supports sustainability initiatives that are important to you.
The Armstrong unique closed-loop flooring recycling program: Together, with our customers, we've saved over 4,000,000 pounds of virgin material! Find out more about how to recycle your commercial flooring.

Learn more about our Flooring Recycling Program.
The following table is an overview of Armstrong products that contribute to or comply with LEED® credits.

Armstrong Commercial Flooring products that qualify for LEED credits [PDF]
Category LEED Credits (dependent upon product line)
Linoleum EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR6.0
Sheet EQ4.3
LVT EQ4.3
Commercial Hardwood MR5.0*
Commercial Laminate MR4.0
BioBased Tile® EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR5.0*, MR6.0
VCT EQ4.3, MR4.0, MR5.0*
Adhesives EQ4.1

(*Depends on project location.)

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