Sustainable Windows and Patio Doors

Our Commitment to Sustainability


Andersen's success relies heavily on the health and resiliency of the communities where we live and work. Our goal is to meet the needs of today without compromising the needs of future generations.

Our headquarters, located on the banks of the St. Croix River—a National Wild and Scenic River— serve as a daily reminder of what it means to be a good steward of our shared natural resources. Our deeply rooted connection to this beautiful and historic river has reinforced the importance of producing sustainable products that consume fewer resources over time and have less impact on our critical natural habitats.

Grounded in our values, we continuously strive to expand our understanding of the impact of our decisions on people, the environment and the long-term viability of our business. This triple-bottom-line approach helps us build a Window to a Better World.

Advancing Our Strategies

Hear from Andersen Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay Lund about the steps we are taking to reduce our environmental footprint and increase our positive impact across our value chain.

Window to a Better World

See how our strategic approach comes to life in our latest Sustainability Report.
Ceres Climate Declaration

Ceres Climate Declaration

Andersen is 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.
Andersen's culture of conservation, collaboration, and continuous improvement permeates across our operations.

Environmental Stewardship

Our culture of conservation, collaboration, and continuous improvement permeates across our operations. We continuously seek new ways to reduce our environmental footprint while maximizing our positive impact on the world around us.

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
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

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

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 in the Home

Product Lifecycle

We take a lifecycle approach to sustainable product development. This means we evaluate the environmental inputs and outputs that occur over the course of a product’s life—from raw materials extraction to end-of-life—and work to identify ways to reduce or avoid negative environmental impacts wherever possible.

Durability is a key focus and differentiator in our product design. We are committed to providing customers with products that last. Andersen rigorously tests products to stand up to the long-term effects of weather and wear. In addition, we offer long product limited warranties, and even continue to have service parts and hardware available for windows and doors after the warranty has ended.

Energy Efficiency

Andersen® products play an important role in contributing to energy-efficient, green buildings. The building sector is the largest contributor to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offers the greatest opportunity in reducing those emissions. Energy consumption in buildings can be reduced by 30 to 80 percent using proven and commercially available technologies.

Andersen is proud to have been named 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. We are proud to offer a wide array of ENERGY STAR® certified windows, including our triple-pane glass options.

First in Indoor Air Quality

Andersen was the first window manufacturer to certify our products for indoor air quality, beginning in 2008. Our Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification by SCS Global Services meets the rigorous high standard for healthier indoor air quality set by the California 01350 specification.
 
Indoor Air Quality Certifications
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification

Green Building

As a charter member of the U.S. Green Building Council, we are active supporters of certified green buildings. Our products can help customers achieve certifications such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the National Green Building Standard, Green Globes, GreenStar and more. Learn more.

The Greenest Brand

For the seventh consecutive year of its Readers’ Choice Awards, Green Builder magazine readers ranked Andersen® windows and doors as the greenest brand among window and door manufacturers in North America.
Andersen Wins Green Builder Media's 2018 Readers' Choice Award

Sustainability Report

Andersen deploys a comprehensive strategic approach to driving sustainable improvements across our value chain—from the forest, to our operations, to the home, to the communities where we live and work.
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