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Sustainability Is Who We Are

We know our business depends upon the careful use of natural resources – and that’s a responsibility we take seriously. From materials sourcing to environmental impact management, our commitment to environmental responsibility is rooted in a long history of advocacy and sustainability leadership within the hardwood and flooring industries.

Our founder Don Finkell has devoted much of his career to promoting responsible practices for the hardwood industry. A passionate advocate for sustainable forestry across the world, Don is known for helping lead a successful effort by the National Wood Flooring Association’s Legislative Relations Committee to adopt a formal stance against illegal logging. Don was instrumental in helping pass the Combat Illegal Logging Act, an amendment to the Lacey Act that enforces stringent rules for hardwood sourcing outside the US. Don’s environmental leadership at Anderson was recognized by the Hardwood Forestry Fund’s Gifford Pinchot Award for outstanding contributions towards advancing conservation interpretation and education, while caring for the land and serving people. His contributions have also been recognized with a 2009 Floor Covering Weekly Green Step for environmental contributions to the floor covering industry, and the 2014 Al Wahnon Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Floor Covering News.

We apply the same principles of responsible stewardship across our own operations, creating beautiful, enduring floors using hardwood sourced from sustainably managed North American forests.

As part of our commitment, we actively support conservation and sustainability initiatives and practices designed to promote the environmentally and economically responsible stewardship of our forests. And we make sure our products meet important standards for sustainability and environmental performance.

Certification of CARB Compliance

All American OEM wood flooring products are CARB certified. That means our products meet stringent formaldehyde emissions standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). For more information, click here.