Green Guide: ARDEX & HENRY: A Corporate Wide Environmental Commitment
March 14, 2011
ARDEX Engineered Cements and The W.W. Henry Company are fully committed to environmental sustainability. As industry leaders we have spearheaded the production of environmentally responsible products, as well as the implementation of programs and processes at our facilities to be a more responsible neighbor to our environment.
GreenLine Environmental Technology is employed in the development and production of ARDEX & HENRY products. Our research scientists continually look to develop formulations that result in environmentally beneficial products. Our manufacturing facilities have implemented production processes to help minimize our environmental footprint.
HENRY was the first flooring adhesive brand to introduce solvent-free adhesives with ultra-low VOC emissions and virtually no odor. Most all HENRY Adhesives meet CRI GreenLabel Plus standards and can contribute to valuable LEED® points for qualified projects. ARDEX products have also undergone independent testing for VOC emissions. All ARDEX cementitious powder products have low VOC emissions. In addition, most ARDEX products can contribute to LEED® points in several other categories.
Recently introduced was the Eco-Friendly “Bag in a Box” packaging for some HENRY adhesives. This new packaging significantly reduces disposal of plastic pails and the box itself is recyclable. The convenient valve system allows for less adhesive to be left behind which means less adhesive waste to be disposed.
Company Wide CommitmentIn addition to the focus on the development of ARDEX & HENRY GreenLine™ Products, ARDEX Americas is committed corporate-wide to environmental programs, as well as empowering our employees to be stewards for the environment.
• Recycling programs established at all training, corporate & manufacturing facilities that has reduced dumpster waste by 50%.
• Adopt-A-Highway Programs keep roads near our facilities clean from trash and debris
• Green area conservation at our facilities preserves the surrounding environment and wildlife.
• Energy conservation efforts including motion & energy efficient lighting, low flow water systems and more efficient machinery have been implemented throughout our facilities
At ARDEX & HENRY environmental sustainability is not just a slogan, it’s part of our culture!