Andersen Signs Ceres Climate Declaration, Declares Goal to Reduce Solid Waste, Energy and Water Use 20 percent by 2020

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Andersen Signs Ceres Climate Declaration, Declares Goal to Reduce Solid Waste, Energy and Water Use 20 percent by 2020

Company is the first window and door manufacturer to sign declaration supporting innovative business actions to address climate change
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 9:40am

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BAYPORT, MN,  January 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Andersen Corporation announced today that it has signed the Ceres Climate Declaration on behalf of its Andersen® Windows, Renewal by Andersen® and Silver Line® brands. The Climate Declaration works to accelerate the adoption of sustainable business practices to build a healthy global economy. Andersen is the first window and door manufacturer, and just the second in the building industry, to sign the declaration, which also champions the innovative environmental actions already taking place within U.S. companies.

In addition to signing the Climate Declaration, Andersen also announced new corporate sustainability goals, which are to reduce solid waste, energy and water use by 20 percent per unit of product, by 2020, using 2013 as a baseline. The company is also the first major window and door manufacturer to declare measurable sustainability goals.

“Buildings are responsible for a significant proportion of global greenhouse gas emissions,” said Jay Lund, chairman, president and CEO of Andersen Corporation. “Adding our signature to this declaration affirms our responsibility and commitment to provide energy efficient products that can be part of the solution. Our sustainability goals go a step further to demonstrate how we put our support to action within our own operations.”

“Andersen Corporation has long championed that integrating sustainability in to operations is smart business,” said Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, “Signing Ceres’ Climate Declaration makes the commitment public, and it’s the right thing to do.” Ceres, a 25-year-old nonprofit organization, created the Climate Declaration as a way to accelerate the adoption of sustainable business practices to build a healthy global economy. The declaration was drafted in 2013 through the group’s Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition, and launched with 33 founding signatories. Since then, more than 1,250 companies have joined them, signing on to show their support.

“Signing this declaration is one more step in our evolution as an industry leader,” Lund said, “and it exemplifies our drive for ongoing improvement across our full product lifecycle – from the forest, to our operations, to our customers’ homes and ultimately our communities.”

About Ceres
Ceres is an advocate for sustainability leadership. Ceres mobilizes a powerful coalition of investors, companies and public interest groups to accelerate and expand the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of over 100 institutional investors with collective assets totaling more than $13 trillion. Ceres also directs Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), an advocacy coalition of more than 30 businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation. For more information, visit www.ceres.org or follow on Twitter @CeresNews.

About Andersen Corporation
Headquartered in Bayport, Minnesota, Andersen Corporation includes Andersen Windows, Inc., Renewal by Andersen LLC, and Silver Line Building Products LLC. Andersen employs more than 10,000 people in locations across North America with sales worldwide. The company is committed to supporting the community, donating more than $55 million to nonprofit organizations through its foundation. Visit us at www.andersencorporation.com.

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Susan Roeder
+1 (651) 264-7432
Andersen Corporation
Meg Wilcox
+1 (617) 319-6457
Ceres
Keywords: Environment | Andersen | CERES | Climate Declaration | Energy | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Water

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