FOREST MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
As the world’s largest hardwood flooring company, Armstrong has a vested interest in protecting the forests where our raw
materials originate. Our strategy requires that we protect the communities where we extract, process and manufacture our wood
ARMSTRONG’S RESPONSIBLE FOREST MANAGEMENT POLICY REQUIRES:
- Efficient use of wood and wood products;
- Programs to support our Exotic Wood Purchasing Policy;
- Verification that no species on the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
list are used in any product;
- Training and outreach programs on sustainable forest management practices;
- A transparent program subject to internal auditing and independent verification.
Our goal is to support sustainable forest management practices globally, including planting trees to replenish what we harvest.
We support sustainable forest management practices globally, including planting trees to replenish what we harvest.
- We replenish what we harvest to make our wood flooring through Hardwood Forestry Fund (HFF) reforestation projects. In 2010, our projects include two tree plantings in Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania, and Hornby
Creek, Wisconsin; forest regeneration in Cooper Rock State Forest, West Virginia; and a restoration planting of the American
Chestnut wiped out by blight in the mid 1900s, at House Rock Nature Preserve in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In three years,
Armstrong-funded projects will have helped rebuild U.S. forests to the tune of over 1.5 million trees.
- We continue to support the Tropical Forest Foundation (TFF) a non-profit, educational institution dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests through sustainable forestry.
TFF has become widely recognized for establishing demonstration models and training schools to show the advantages and teach
the principles of sustainable forest management/reduced-impact logging.
- Armstrong launched FSC-certified WoodWorks® ceilings, the first ceilings in the industry with the combination of FSC certification, Class A fire rating, no added formaldehyde
and 92% pre-consumer recycled content.
- Our Center, Texas, and Somerset, Kentucky, engineered hardwood flooring plants are now Forest Stewardship Council-certified which means these plants can verify they can a) segregate and identify FSC-certified hardwood material as it leaves
the forest and becomes Armstrong hardwood flooring and b) manufacture wood flooring as FSC-certified.