Our Sustainability Journey…



For more than 50 years, being a responsible member of the global community has been woven into all aspects of our company culture. As our manufacturing and distribution networks have expanded worldwide, our impact on the environment has become an increasingly important concern for everyone at Wilsonart.

Several years ago, Wilsonart took the lead to reshape the entire supply chain for its paper source, which makes up 70% of its High Pressure Laminate (HPL) product lines. Our technical department worked with suppliers to ensure all source materials such as kraft, pulp, and decorative paper met stringent FSC certification requirements. At the onset of the project, no company in the industry had undertaken this endeavor. Wilsonart was the first North American laminate manufacturer to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody Certification, providing thousands of SKUs of FSC® Mix Credit Certified HPL.

Our sustainability efforts incorporate not only our impact on the environment, but also our long-term commitment to providing high quality products, reliable services, secure jobs, and strong community support. This “full circle” journey will take many forms. Our immediate goals are as follows:

ZERO WASTE Eliminate unnecessary materials, processes, and waste from the products we make and sell.
ZERO IMPACT Lead the industry in development and use of environmentally responsible materials.
ZERO BARRIERS Create an environment of excellence that fosters individual growth and engagement in community and industry development.

Products

At Wilsonart, we believe that it is our responsibility to do right by our environment. And that means continuously striving to improve our products and processes to ensure minimal impact on the world around us. Wilsonart is proud to be the first adhesive manufacturer to have their low-emitting PVA and woodworking adhesives recognized by UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program for indoor air quality. Wilsonart® Quartz, Solid Surface and Decorative Metals have also received UL GREENGUARD Gold Certifications for indoor air quality. Additionally, our laminates have received the following industry certifications and compliances:

  • Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
  • LEED® Silver Wilsonart N.A. Corporate Headquarters
  • SCS Global Services (SCS)
  • UL 2818: GREENGUARD Certification Program for Chemical Emissions for Building Materials, Finishes and Furnishings

View product-specific sustainability information:

Wilsonart® Laminate

Wilsonart® Solid Surface

Wilsonart® Decorative Metals

Wilsonart® Adhesives

Processes

We strive to ensure our manufacturing and distribution processes leave the absolute minimal impact on the environment. Our sustainability programs include energy management, waste management, eco-friendly product transportation, and raw materials partnerships with suppliers who are equally committed to sustainable business practices.