Sustainability It’s in Our Nature to ACT RESPONSIBLY Preserving and enhancing the quality of the environment is a responsibility of any modern business. It’s an integral part of the Armacell business strategy and corporate philosophy. All Armacell employees worldwide share this commitment and these common goals. Armacell is constantly searching for ways to reduce raw-material use, energy consumption and waste levels. We understand that environmental awareness enhances occupational safety, product stewardship and corporate citizenship — so the benefits are far reaching. More than two decades ago, Armacell made a strategic decision to manufacture products only in ways that minimize environmental impact. In 1989, the company was the first insulation manufacturer to abstain from using CFCs, long before the Montreal Protocol made this mandatory. We have signed onto the U.N.’s Global Compact, the world’s most important business network for sustainable globalization. Our products have long contributed to better indoor air quality and are recognized by many green building standards, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®). Many of our products are GREENGUARD Gold certified, UL’s most stringent certification, which considers safety factors for such sensitive individuals as children and the elderly, and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments like schools and healthcare facilities. It's for reasons like this that our brand is green. Insulation materials are among the few industrially manufactured products that actually save more energy in the course of their lives than is required for their manufacture. Armacell’s current Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) established that 140 times more energy is saved through the ArmaFlex products than is needed for their production, transport and disposal. Furthermore, ArmaFlex saves 150 times more greenhouse gas emissions than are caused by its production. Above all, as a global organization, Armacell places the highest value on responsible citizenship and the social dimension of sustainability in supporting local community projects.