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Environmental Statement

Claridge is committed to protecting and preserving our natural environment through a variety of ongoing programs. From GREENGUARD Certification for our markerboards and select tackboards, to in-house recycling programs, Claridge strives to help eliminate all indoor environmental contaminates and supports the 'Green' movement.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators a road map for making environmentally conscientious decisions. Buildings can achieve LEED certification by meeting certain prerequisites and performance benchmarks (credits). Most Claridge products can contribute toward one or more LEED credits. As an example, our Claridge Cork is made from the bark of cork oak trees without damaging the tree itself -making it both rapidly renewable and 100% recyclable. The steel used in making porcelain markerboards contains a minimum of 30% recycled content; and our various core materials are rapidly renewable and average 85% recycled content.

We believe natural resources are critical to our organization: they not only allow us to manufacture the premium products we're known for, they help us to sustain livable communities and a high quality of life.

Our environmental program is ongoing and continues to expand. Not only do we practice ecologically responsible manufacturing, we eliminate tons of material from the normal landfill waste stream through our in-house efforts in shredding of wastepaper for use in packing materials and full time recycling programs for glass, aluminum, cardboard and sawdust.