Our Green Story
Formica Canada Inc., part of the Formica Group of companies, is a leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded, designed surfacing solutions for commercial and residential applications.
At Formica Canada Inc., we continually strive to create innovative products that promote a healthier environment to support sustainable design.
We constantly 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 sources, 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
Our products are rigorously tested to ensure their safety for homes, schools and other public spaces.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
In accordance with ISO 14044, Formica Group 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.
Resources and recycling
Formica Group 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 Group 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 Group makes it a priority to offer a full range of environmentally friendly surfacing products. Formica® Laminate, Formica® Solid Surfacing and Formica® DecoMetal® meet all GREENGUARD & GREENGUARD Gold requirements for indoor air quality.
Formica Group has been certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), an independent third-party certifier of environmental and sustainability claims.
Climate change and energy
Formica Group aims to reduce its CO2 emissions on an annual basis.
For more information about Formica Group sustainability achievements and goals, please visit our website.