Construction Specialties Receives Eighth Consecutive Champion for Change Award

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Construction Specialties (CS), a leading manufacturer of architectural building products such as Acrovyn® Wall Protection, Acrovyn® Doors and Frames, Entrance Flooring Systems and CS Expansion Joint Covers, is pleased to announce that it has been chosen to receive its eighth consecutive Champion for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth. The award was presented at CleanMed 2016 in Dallas, TX, on May 19, 2016, and honors CS’ ongoing commitment to improving its environmental performance and high standard of excellence in sustainability.

Since 1995 CS has been on a continual journey to improve sustainability of its products as well as its manufacturing practices. CS is an industry leader in eliminating chemicals of concern in the built environment. Many of CS’ products are part of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program and several of its facilities in Pennsylvania are ISO 14001 certified.

“Being honored by Practice Greenhealth with one of its Champion for Change awards for the eighth consecutive year is a testimony to consistency and constancy,” said Howard Williams, Senior Vice President of Sustainability. “In this award lie the essential components of change: the visionary asking for responsible outcomes, and then those who make things, effectively responding. We applaud their consistency of purpose and constancy of holding to a higher standard. Thank you, Practice Greenhealth.”

“Construction Specialties was a founding member of Practice Greenhealth, joining in 2008, and has had the foresight to commit to creating less toxic, less wasteful, and more sustainable architectural products. CS has accomplished much in the area of ‘chemical responsibility’ with exemplary efforts to reduce its use of toxic chemicals, to identify and replace problematic chemicals in their supply chain and to publicly support legislation promoting green chemistry or regulating toxic chemicals,” said Lara Sutherland, Director of Business Membership at Practice Greenhealth.

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