Armstrong World Industries wins ABA 2010 sustainability award

News /
24 August 2010

Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd was presented with an Australian Business Award in the Environmental Sustainability category at the 2010 Awards. Armstrong was one of 105 Australian Business Award recipients selected out of a total of 1849 separate entries received from 962 organisations. The Australian Business Awards are a national program honouring organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries through an established series of business and product award categories.

The Australian Business Award for Environmental Sustainability recognizes organisations that demonstrate leadership and commitment to the enhancement, preservation and protection of the environment.

Commenting on their win, Michael Jenkins, Vice President Southern Asia/Pacific says “This award further encourages, as well as reinforces, our commitment to industry leadership in environmental enhancement. Simply put, our objective is to leave as small an environmental footprint as possible and this award recognizes outstanding achievements by our people.”

Armstrong’s achievements:

  • Reduced CO₂ emissions
  • A 34.5% reduction in CO₂ emissions, 868 kg/ton material produced today down from 1,324 kg/ton in year 2000.
  • Reduced water usage
  • 47% drop in potable water used, 590 L/ton material produced today down from 1,113 L/ton in 2005
  • Increased reuse and recycling
  • Waste sent to landfill is 3% of purchased material today, reduced from 6.1% in 2005.

Tara Johnston, Program Director of the Australian Business Awards, commended the achievements of all winners, saying: “The standard of entries for 2010 has underpinned the strength of the Australian economy and provides a welcome opportunity for organisations committed to business and product excellence to receive the recognition they deserve. Congratulations to all the winners for achieving exceptional results in their respective categories. In addition to highlighting the outstanding achievements of the winning organisations in the private and public sector, we are pleased that these Awards continue to promote key values in the workplace, including corporate responsibility, enterprise, innovative business practices, community contribution, product and service excellence across all industries.”

Business award entries are separated by industry classification per award category and evaluated in accordance with the award criteria across seven main areas: leadership and strategy, impact on industry, adaptability and sustainability, human resource management, customer relationship management, process management and evidence of success.

For more information about Armstrong, please visit their website or view contact details on Selector.

Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd

Armstrong World Industries manufactures metal and mineral fibre commercial ceiling panels, vinyl flooring products for residential and commercial projects.

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Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd

29–39 Mills Road

Braeside, Vic, 3195

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Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd

99 Derby Street

Silverwater, NSW, 2128

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Armstrong World Industries (Australia) Pty Ltd

6 Barrinia Street

Slacks Creek, QLD, 4127

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College Park, SA, 5069

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