Sustainability is at the top of our concerns. From the moment we begin to develop each of our products, we consider essential variables such as recycled content, durability, and low-VOC emissions. We've taken a close look at every facet of our materials, from the manufacturing process to the end of their useful life, and continually work to improve their environmental and health impact while maintaining the performance properties that make wallcoverings, textiles, and specialty coatings successful throughout the long life of a commercial interior.
Reducing our Environmental Impact
Since 2014, we have purchased green power in the form of renewable energy credits (RECs) equivalent to 100% of our annual purchased electricity. The RECs we’ve purchased from Renewable Choice Energy are Green-e® Energy Certified, meeting the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (learn more at green-e.org). Our RECs are the equivalent of removing 483 passenger vehicles from the road for a year.
Wolf-Gordon Position on Vinyl
The A+D community's expectations of building materials are changing, and the vinyl industry is responding. New formulations of vinyl have low-VOC emissions and are free of phthalates. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, Wolf-Gordon works with mills that have phased out the use of lead as a stabilizer and mercury in the production of chlorine (used to manufacture PVC). Like many building materials, we recognize that there is room for improvement in vinyl. We challenge our mills to find new ways to reduce any adverse health or environmental effects in manufacturing through reclamation, while maintaining the durability, aesthetics, and value that make vinyl wallcovering and textiles successful.