GreenCircle Waste Diversion from Landfill Award
Founded in 1886, GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America. Their dedication to quality innovation doesn’t end with their services and products, but continues with an emphasis on sustaining our surroundings. GAF’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama facility is its second asphalt shingle plant in North America to achieve “Waste Diversion from Landfill” certification. This reputable honor is conducted by GreenCircle Certified, LLC, known as the leading certifier of sustainability claims in products and operations. This Waste Diversion from Landfill certification demonstrates the dedication GAF has to the responsible management of end-of-life materials.
As a definite leader in their industry, GAF has led the way in implementing several groundbreaking initiatives aimed towards increasing operational efficiency, reducing waste, and diverting material from landfills. GAF did this by partnering with recyclers and like-minded organizations . Through these relationships and learning opportunities, GAF has not only developed unique ways to reuse waste material internally, but has also identified alternate uses for previously landfilled waste. GAF has been able to achieve an impressive waste diversion rate of 94% at its Tuscaloosa facility through these progressive waste management practices and innovative recycling initiatives. “As Waste Diversion from Landfill emerges as a critical sustainable performance measure, forward-thinking companies are finding innovative material management solutions,” says certification officer at GreenCircle, Tad Radzinski. “With its second plant receiving GreenCircle certification, GAF is not only leading the way in waste diversion, but it is also ensuring accountability and transparency in its sustainability claims.”
Setting the Standard for the Industry
The booming green building market has prompted an emphasis on sustainability for building product suppliers like GAF. In order to establish credibility and gain customer confidence, manufacturers like GAF are adding a level of integrity to their operations by third-party certification of sustainability. Director of speciality manufacturing at GAF, Gregg Baran, stated that “sustainability and transparency are cornerstones of our business strategy as GAF. GreenCircle certification verifies our claims and helps us showcase our waste leadership in a way that resonates with our customers and employees.” Congratulations on this amazing and inspiring feat GAF!
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