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NWFA Adopts Environmental Policy

The National Wood Flooring Association has adopted an Environmental Policy to formalize its commitment to environmentally friendly industry practices.
by NWFA
January 9, 2013

The National Wood Flooring Association has adopted an Environmental Policy to formalize its commitment to environmentally friendly industry practices.

The policy states that the NWFA and its members will endorse positive actions toward the preservation of the Earth's air, water, land and plants by implementing the following initiatives:

- Promoting the use of wood flooring as a renewable, environmentally friendly and sustainable flooring choice.

- Expanding the knowledge and information available regarding the effects of our products and services on indoor air quality and the environment.

- Reducing wasteful uses of natural resources.

- Advancing the use of recycled, renewable and reclaimed material wherever possible.

-Maintaining an ecological balance from the forest to the floor.

- Encouraging the use and development of non-hazardous, environmentally friendly adhesives and coatings.

- Preserving the health of the world's forests and protecting them from illegal logging by obtaining documentation for all imported wood.

Along with these initiatives, the NWFA further pledges to continue to study the forestry, manufacturing, distribution and installation practices within our industry with the objective of perpetuating our planet’s healthy forests, air and water for future generations. In addition, the NWFA also supports green building programs such as the US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Green Building Initiatives Green Globes, and the National Association of Home Builders & Model Green Home Building Guidelines.

The adoption of this policy is part of the NWFA's continuing commitment to achieve positive changes within the wood flooring industry that can impact the world's environment for generations to come.

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