Armstrong environmental impact statement acknowledges that any analysis of a building product's environmental credentials is inevitably going to be complex and, in many areas, frustratingly inconclusive.

This is because the "Assessment Industry", for want of a better collective description, is fragmented and comes at the issues from a wide variety of philosophical points of view and measurement criteria.

Armstrong environmental impact statement is Armstrong Australia's attempt to provide a lifecycle approach to the presentation of our environmental credentials. We have taken this approach because we believe that for too long the assessment of a product's environmental credentials have focuessed almost exclusively on the raw materials used.

Our approach is to therefore provide an assessment based on the constituent parts of the product lifecycle.

As we are constantly working on the ways of minimizing environmental impact at every stage of the product lifecycle, this document will be updated as new practices or innovations are implemented.