Recognition and Awards

We have been recognized by many entities for our sustainability efforts, including the following:


2018

2018 GreenStep International Award

Armstrong Flooring was awarded the GreenStep International Award by Floor Covering Weekly for its longtime sustainability practices at the Braeside, Australia sheet flooring plant. Braeside installed a rainwater harvesting and boiler reclamation system that reduced potable water in the plant by 40%. In addition, the plant celebrated five years without a Lost Time injury.

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2018 GreenStep People Award

Armstrong Flooring’s Sustainability Manager, Amy Costello, was honored by Floor Covering Weekly with a GreenStep People Award as an outstanding advocate for sustainability. Costello drives sustainability actions both internally and externally — she established and now chairs the Armstrong Flooring Sustainability Steering Committee, and is on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Board of Director’s Advisory Council, among many other responsibilities.

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2018 GreenStep Promotion Award

Armstrong Flooring received the GreenStep Promotion Award from Floor Covering Weekly for being a strong advocate for sustainable design education. Armstrong Flooring has been offering sustainability continuing education courses to design professionals for more than 10 years, and certified training to over 20,000 individuals throughout North America.

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2017

2017 Green Builder Magazine

Armstrong Flooring products were voted the “Greenest” by the readers of Green Builder Magazine.

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Readers' Choice Award 2017 - Green Builder - badge

2016

2016 Governor's Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency

Armstrong Flooring won the Governor's Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency for their achievements in reducing energy usage, implementing closed-loop recycling programs, manufacturing innovative products for more sustainable buildings and for their commitment to West Virginia communities.

Armstrong Flooring accepting the Governor's Award for Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency and commitment to the West Virginia community


2016 PROP Outstanding Achievement Award

Armstrong Flooring was honored with the  2016 Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) Outstanding Achievement Award. The honor is a direct result of the PA-based brand’s recently reimagined On&On™ Floor Recycling Program, in which flooring is recycled in a closed-loop, post-consumer stream

The PROP Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes companies for their commitment to recycling, waste reduction and the reuse of materials, all of which are integral components to the Armstrong Flooring On&On Floor Recycling Program. 

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2016 Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania (PROP) Outstanding Achievement Award badge


2016 GreenStep Process Award

Armstrong Flooring was commended by Floor Covering Weekly with a GreenStep Process Award for incorporating sustainability and circular design in our new Lancaster LVT plant. Internal scrap from the plant is recycled through a closed-loop system, which will result in zero process waste. 

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2016 GreenStep Process Award badge - Floor covering weekly


2016 Beautiful Environmental Excellence Award Finalist

Armstrong Flooring Stillwater, OK plant was a finalist in the Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Environmental Excellence Awards.  In addition to exceeding their annual energy, water and waste reduction targets, our Stillwater, plant eliminated 70 tons of process waste. 

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2016 Beautiful Environmental Excellence Award badge Finalist - Armstrong Flooring Stillwater, OK plant

2015

2015 County of Los Angeles Green Leadership Award

Our South Gate plant was the only business honored with this award, which recognized our outstanding and innovative Floor Recycling Program and waste reduction efforts. South Gate’s achievements in 2014 include: 

  • Recycling over 450 tons of reclaimed materials, including 50 tons from the state of California.
  • Eliminating 168 tons of monthly process waste from going to the landfill, making it a zero process waste facility.

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2015 County of Los Angeles Green Leadership Award for South Gate plant


2015 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence

The I-Set Installation System was recognized with a platinum Award for Design Excellence (ADEX). This revolutionary adhesive system, factory applied to Natural Creations Luxury Vinyl Tile installs about half the time of traditional methods, eliminates applied wet adhesives and associated fumes and provides durability and flexibility as the product can easily be moved from one location to another.

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2015 ADEX Platinum Award for Design Excellence for I-Set Installation System

2014

2014 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

We received the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for our reclamation program for Vinyl Composition Tile Flooring.

2014 PA Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence for Vinyl Composite Tile flooring


2014 Illinois Governor’s Sustainability Award

Our Kankakee plant was recognized for its commitment to environmental excellence through outstanding and innovative sustainability practices

  • From 2008 until 2013, we reduced waste generated at the plant by 95% or 6,670 tons.
  • Reclaimed and recycled over 1.2 million pounds of flooring tiles

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LEED-EB Platinum Certification - United States Green Building Council

Our corporate headquarters building in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is LEED-EB Platinum certified. In 2007, this was the first building outside of California to achieve the highest certification offered. In 2014, this building was the first building in Pennsylvania to be re-certified LEED Platinum.

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2014 LEED-EB Platinum Certification - United States Green Building Council for the Armstrong Flooring headquarters

2013

2013 - The Infinity Arrow Award - California Product Stewardship Council

We received the California Product Stewardship Council's Infinity Arrow Award for our floor recycling program, which is the first of its kind to recycle both installed Armstrong and competitive VCT flooring products.

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2013 The Infinity Arrow Award badge - California Product Stewardship Council for recycling


2013 Energy Star - Environmental Protection Agency

We earned the Energy Star label for our Lancaster corporate headquarters building in 2006 and then again from 2008 – 2013.

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Energy Star label - Environmental Protection Agency

2012

2012 Nightingale Award - Contract Magazine

The Center for Health Design, Healthcare Design Conference, and Contract magazine presented a 2012 Nightingale Award to Armstrong Commercial Flooring bio-flooring, Striations BBT. The award recognizes the best industry products for the built healthcare environment.

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2012 Nightingale Award - Contract Magazine

2011

2011 Waste Reduction Award - California Department of Resources

Our South Gate flooring plant was named a 2011 Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) winner by the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). 2011 marks the seventh year that Armstrong Flooring won this award.

In 2010, the plant was able to reduce waste generation by 2,248 tons (4.5 million pounds). This was done through improvement projects using Lean systems methodologies, creating a Sustainability Team to focus on the 3Rs, and with input and support from all plant employees.

Years Awarded: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

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2011 Waste Reduction Award badge - California Department of Resources

2010

We received a 2010 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, a national Greenhouse Challenge Plus awards program that recognizes organizations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment. Achievements included:

• A 34.5% reduction in CO2 emissions since the year 2000.

• 47% drop in potable water used since 2005.

• Waste sent to landfill was 3% of purchased material, reduced from 6.1% in
   2005.

 

 

2010 Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability, a national Greenhouse Challenge Plus awards program