Formica Group

HPL Surfaces / Manufacturer

Formica Group

HPL Surfaces / Manufacturer

25 rue Mercier, Richelieu, Quebec, Canada, J3B 6E9

Ecological criteria

Contributes to a healthy indoor environment
Long lifespan
Limited impact on the natural environment

With sustainability a concern for the global community, Formica Corporation makes it a priority to offer architects, designers and consumers a full range of environmentally friendly surfacing products.

At Formica Corporation, we continually strive to create innovative products that promote a healthier environment to support sustainable design.

Corporate commitment

As a responsible global citizen, Formica Corporation has established numerous programs of environmental management reflecting our belief that significant action must follow good intentions and ambitious goals.

We continually develop strategies that enable us to move toward sustainability with efforts to:

  • reduce energy use throughout the life of our products
  • reduce carbon emissions by developing renewable energy sour ces, waste-to-energy technologies and fuel-efficient freight activities
  • work with suppliers to increase recycled and eco-friendly content in our raw materials, making mandatory the use of fibers from sustainable forests

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)

In accordance with ISO 14044, Formica Corporation has completed an LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) on key products and their environmental impacts on energy, water, waste and greenhouse gases across each product's full life cycle. We are committed to work within our manufacturing facilities and with our supply chain partners and transportation operators to reduce our environmental impacts.

Government environmental regulations

Formica Corporation plants worldwide comply with all relevant local, state or provincial, and country government regulations encompassing air emissions and quality, noise level, water discharges, and liquid and solid waste disposal.

Climate change and energy

Formica Group aims to reduce its CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

Resources and recycling

Formica Corporation recognizes the economic and environmental benefits that result from efficient resource use and recycling. Several Formica Corporation operations recycle waste for raw materials or supplementary energy sources.

LEED® Green Building rating system

Formica Corporation has instituted design and manufacturing standards that ensure its products contribute points to fulfill the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system.

GREENGUARD® Environmental Institute

Formica® Laminate and Formica® Solid Surfacing are GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality Certified for low-emitting interior building materials.

Certified wood

Formica Corporation has been certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability claims.