In Our Operations
As the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, Andersen strives to set the bar for environmental and social responsibility higher every year.
Sustainability is in our nature at Andersen
Ceres Climate Declaration
Andersen was proud to be one of the first major building product manufacturers to sign the Ceres Climate Declaration. With growing consensus that climate poses near- and long-term threats to the environment, communities and business, signing the Declaration affirms our intention to be part of the solution by providing energy efficiency solutions that reduce the carbon impacts of buildings.
“TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE IS ONE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES OF THE 21ST CENTURY. (AND IT’S SIMPLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO.)”
– CERES CLIMATE DECLARATION
Advancing our Sustainability Goals
Declaring public goals was an important step in solidifying our intention and commitment to “walking the walk” within our own four walls. We are now in the process of building a plan to achieve our goals by identifying projects and investments at each of our facilities. Read more about our performance and progress here.
“We are proud to help advance a clean energy economy through the energy efficiency solutions we provide for our customers, and the commitment we have made to increase access to clean, renewable power in Minnesota. We are also proud to have selected allies that have agreed to establish site management practices that benefit pollinators and other wildlife. Community solar projects are truly a win for people, the planet, and our economy.”
– Eliza Clark, Director of Sustainability
Sourcing Clean Energy
In addition, the heating and cooling of our 2.5-million-square-foot Bayport, MN, manufacturing plant is powered by our award-winning steam plant. The plant’s primary boiler is fueled by sawdust collected from on-site milling operations. To minimize fuel consumption in the plant, we also capture thermal energy from the power plant located just upstream on the St. Croix River.