About Environmental Stewardship


For more than a century, our company headquarters have been adjacent to the banks of the St. Croix—a federally protected National Wild & Scenic River. This connection instills an unyielding respect and appreciation for the irreplaceable value of nature. Our commitment to environmental stewardship is truly In Our Nature and has not wavered as our operations have expanded across North America.
About Andersen's  environmental programs

Environmental Policy

Our environmental programs are designed to:

  • MINIMIZE pollution at the source
  • CONSERVE natural resources through reduction, reuse, and recycling of materials
  • PROMOTE energy conservation
  • DEVELOP long-lasting products that have a minimal adverse effect on the environment
  • CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE our environmental performance
Sustainability: Chairman's Award
Andersen’s inaugural Chairman’s Sustainability Award, added in 2015 to complete the suite alongside Safety and Quality, went to our Storm Door business in Des Moines, IA.

Recognizing Achievements in Sustainability

Andersen’s inaugural Chairman’s Sustainability Award, added in 2015 to complete the suite alongside Safety and Quality, went to our Storm Door business in Des Moines, IA. The site’s LED relighting project reduced energy consumption by more than 20 percent in one year. The amount of energy saved is enough electricity to power nearly 475 average homes in Iowa per year. The project also improved the work environment, both in terms of safety and enhanced product quality—a true triple-bottom-line success story.
Sustainability: Pollinators Pledge
Andersen proudly signed a regional Pollinator Pledge to commit to restoring a pollinator-friendly habitat at our Bayport, MN, facility.

Supporting Pollinators

In 2015, Andersen proudly signed a regional Pollinator Pledge to commit to restoring a pollinator-friendly habitat at our Bayport, MN, facility. The pledge is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, businesses, nonprofits and others. Learn more about the pledge.

We also launched a campaign to educate employees about how to create pollinator-friendly yards at home, and actively supported new legislation in Minnesota that creates a voluntary standard to support foraging-friendly habitat in community solar gardens. Read more about the standard.
Sustainability: Fleet Management
Andersen is committed to reducing the environmental footprint involved with transporting our products and materials.

Committed to Sustainable Fleet Management

Andersen is committed to reducing the environmental footprint involved with transporting our products and materials. We work across our commercial and private fleet to improve fuel efficiency and reduce the impact of our transportation operation.

We have participated in the Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay® Transport Program since 2008. The program is a unique collaboration between EPA and the freight sector designed to improve energy efficiency and security while reducing pollution.