Sustainability at Armstrong World Industries

Transforming the design and building of spaces fit for the future

Our purpose is to make a positive difference in the spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. As a leader in the building products industry, we aim to lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces so that occupants, owners, operators and communities can thrive.

Our sustainability strategy

Our sustainability strategy has three pillars, which we have aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (U.N. SDGs).


Healthy and Circular Products

We are committed to responsible sourcing and to providing transparency in our products. In addition, we will design our products to minimize waste and pollution; support recycling, repurposing or reuse; and contribute to the regeneration of natural systems.

Healthy Planet

All our electricity sources will be renewable, and we will dramatically reduce carbon, waste and water impacts of our products and solutions.

Thriving People and Communities

Our workforce will be safe, diverse, inclusive and fulfilled, and we will actively contribute to our local communities.

2021 Sustainability Report

Download our 2021 Sustainability Report to learn more about our sustainability strategy and how we are working to become a Future-Fit company. 

Our sustainability goals

Our sustainability targets

In 2021, we established targets and target dates for each of our nine sustainability goals. These targets reflect our current aspirations under each of our goals and will help us monitor, measure and report progress towards our goal ambitions.

Our sustainability goals are supported by specific targets to achieve by the end of 2030. These targets also align with the Future-Fit Business Benchmarks, which are detailed in the Appendix.

Healthy and Circular Products
Goal Target Target date
Sustainably sourced products  100% of our products free of chemicals of concern.  2030
100% of our products have verified transparency.   2030
100% of our material sourcing activities evaluated for social, ethical and  environmental performance.  2030
Circular products  50% of our products recycled, reused or repurposed at end of use.  2030
Reduced carbon & water footprint  50% reduction achieved in the carbon footprint of our products, compared to a 2019 baseline.  2030
20% reduction in the water intensity of our products, compared to a 2019 baseline.  2030


Healthy Planet
Goal Target Target date
Reduced carbon footprint  30% reduction in absolute Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a 2019 baseline, in accordance with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), allowing us to meet a well below 2oC scenario.  2030
100% of our electricity needs sourced directly or indirectly from renewable energy. 2030
Circular systems  50% reduction in absolute waste from our operations, from a 2019 baseline.  2030
Optimized water  100% of our water management practices include measures designed to minimize usage and environmental discharge.  2030


Thriving People and Communities
Goal Target Target date
Community engagement Locations formally engaged in local community outreach. Ongoing
Employees offered opportunities to actively engage in their communities. Ongoing
Increased community engagement scores year over year. Ongoing
Diverse & inclusive workforce Employees receive training or engagement on diversity and inclusion topics on a regular basis. Ongoing
Locations have a representative diverse workforce. Ongoing
Employees have a meaningful and safe opportunity to share their views on topics that matter to them. 2030
Safe & healthy employees Employees offered tools and resources to improve their financial, physical and mental health and well-being. Ongoing
Employees offered learning and development opportunities annually.  
Improved workplace safety scores year over year, while we strive to have zero workplace injuries. Ongoing
Employees offered at least a fair wage, to be defined as competitive total rewards based on position and location. Ongoing

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