In 2020, Armstrong World Industries joined the Future-Fit Pioneers program, a group of forward-thinking businesses that understand the need to completely transform if society is to flourish in the 21st Century. The Pioneers program goes beyond leadership — it recognizes that gradual improvement is not enough and instead draws on 30 years of systems science to identify exactly what a business must do to be truly sustainable in the form of 23 Break-Even Goals. This benchmark has been instrumental in helping us to define key pillars and targets for our sustainability program.
As a Future-Fit Pioneer, we intend to lead a transformation in the design and construction of spaces to meet our evolving needs. We need to move beyond simply avoiding unhealthy buildings and destructive manufacturing practices and move toward creating vibrant spaces that support a healthy planet and people. Our Future-Fit intentions are also deeply aligned with our sustainability goals, such as reducing our environmental impacts and building a more diverse workforce.
We committed to the Pioneers program in November 2020 and intend to release our first Statement of Progress within 12 months.