Our Environmental and Sustainability Efforts

As a leading manufacturer of cabinetry in the U.S., American Woodmark is committed to conducting business in a manner that supports including effective social, environmental, and governance practices to improve the long-term sustainability of the business. American Woodmark recognizes the potential impact of our operations on and from environmental issues including the availability of sustainable wood, waste disposal, and the use of hazardous materials.

We Intend to Build On

Abiding by our Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety programs to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal environmental and safety laws and regulations. These programs are monitored through formal agency audits as well as corporate internal audits.

Having a formal program in place to find opportunities in our plants to eliminate or minimize the use of hazardous materials.

Recycling or reusing whenever possible. Many of our manufacturing operations repurpose wood waste into saleable products or divert it to other industries to avoid landfilling. This includes the destruction of hazardous liquids to reduce creating waste. We also employ recycling of common office and cafeteria waste in many facilities as well.

Achieving optimum energy usage by burning biofuel waste where possible.

Employing leading technologies that reduce emissions from our manufacturing processes.

Encouraging all appropriate suppliers of hardwood and other wood products to participate in a sustainable forestry program through formal training and advocacy through our annual vendor summit and other communications.

Interacting with suppliers through a documented Purchasing Policy and on-site visits. We require all partners to follow applicable laws and regulations, including Lacey and TSCA regulations.

Investing in energy efficiency projects in our manufacturing facilities to reduce the consumption of resources.

Our Future Plans

In our fiscal year 2022, American Woodmark will be enhancing our efforts in these arenas for the year and beyond to build a foundation for continuous improvement. These future plans include:

Realignment of the Board of Directors’ committees to include ESG responsibilities to provide monitoring and oversight for these activities

Establishment of internal working teams to improve sustainability efforts related to our environmental and social impact

Development of internal scorecards to measure progress against goals

Increasing our Disclosure of ESG information for use by the public and investment community

Development of a long-term vision for Environmental Sustainability