Andersen is committed to responsibly sourcing materials from companies who value—and practice—environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Sustainability

In the Forest



Andersen is committed to responsibly sourcing materials from companies who value—and practice—environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
Sustainability: Sourcing Materials
Andersen is committed to increasing our transparency to meet our customers’ growing desire to understand the ingredients and impacts associated with the products they purchase.

Responsibly Sourcing Materials

Procurement practices and materials rank among our most critical sustainability issues. We are committed to increasing our transparency to meet our customers’ growing desire to understand the ingredients and impacts associated with the products they purchase.
Sustainability: Deep Rooted
Andersen is a strong advocate for advancing sustainable practices in wood sourcing and utilization.

Rooted in Forest Stewardship

As the largest window and door manufacturer in North America, Andersen is a strong advocate for advancing sustainable practices in wood sourcing and utilization.

Andersen was the first of the top ten U.S. window manufacturers to obtain Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody (FSC-CO16636 and FSC-C107730) in 2008*, a certification that means that every stage of the supply chain, from sourcing to production to distribution, uses wood from responsibly managed forests. Ask about our FSC certified materials.

Every stage of the Andersen supply chain, from sourcing to production to distribution, uses wood from responsibly managed forests.

Andersen makes it a point of regularly visiting our wood suppliers and participating in forest tours to confirm that responsible practices are being followed on the ground.We also make a point of regularly visiting our wood suppliers and participating in forest tours to confirm that responsible practices are being followed on the ground. Read our Forest Resources Policy.

Sustainability: Transparency

Product Transparency

 
In 2015, Andersen was the first in our industry to publish an Environmental Product Declaration for our Renewal by Andersen® double-hung window.In 2015, we were proud to be the first in our industry to publish an Environmental Product Declaration for our Renewal by Andersen® double-hung window. We intend to continue expanding transparency around the impact of our products.
Sustainability: Responsible Operation
100% of new direct suppliers are screened using environmental, labor practices and human rights criteria, as well as for criteria evaluating impacts on society.

Operating Responsibly Throughout our Supply Chain

In accordance with our values, Andersen upholds individual human rights in all of our operations, and we expect the same from all of our business partners. This means providing reasonable working hours and fair wages, and promoting the health and safety of everyone who works on our behalf.

We visit our Tier 1 direct suppliers on an annual basis to review working conditions and environmental and human resources practices. Andersen has a zero-tolerance policy for the use of child or forced labor or human-trafficking practices.