Armstrong Flooring best practice PVC products are independently verified by Lloyd's Register to meet the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) best practice PVC guidelines and therefore these products can contribute towards satisfying the PVC credit in the following Green Star™ rating tools; Healthcare v1, Education v1 & Office Interiors v1.1.
Armstrong Flooring Accolade Plus, Accolade Safe, Accolade Foothold, Australis, Fitnice, Infinity, Infinity Safe, Medintone, Natural Creations, Timberline & Translations, Quantum and Wallflex have received certification to 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.
The Australian PVC industry's Product Stewardship Program (PSP or 'the Program'), launched in 2002, is a voluntary initiative setting out a series of commitments to address environmental and health issues associated with the life cycle of polyvinyl chloride (PVC, or vinyl). This is an ongoing, long-term undertaking of the Australian PVC industry to recognise and progressively address all pertinent environmental issues within responsible and deliverable timeframes. Signatories commit to a range of actions in areas including manufacturing emissions, additives and end-of-life management. These Commitments bind the Signatories to deliver specific outcomes. The Program is dynamic. It can demonstrate many achievements which have improved the health and environmental impacts of vinyl products. Stakeholder feedback, Signatory reporting and expert scientific and technical research are just some of the ways the PSP achieves progress on its Commitments. For more detail see www.vinyl.org.au. Armstrong Flooring are supporters and signatories to the PVC Industry Product Stewardship Program, Australia as part of our commitment Armstrong Flooring offers a publically available Product Stewardship Program (PSP) which encompasses contractual arrangements with customers to take products back at the end of the product's in-use phase, as such Armstrong Flooring will provide appropriate arrangements to collect off cuts and end of life products for recycling into new flooring products or recycling by an external facility.