Environmental stewardship is closely aligned with many of the core values that are present at Loewen. A firm commitment to environmental sensibility throughout the Loewen organization reflects a long-standing commitment to alleviating the companies environmental footprint.
Loewen practices environmental stewardship not only in the manufacturing processes, but throughout the product offering as well. Nearly 100% of the wood fiber used in the production of Loewen products is derived from forestlands certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
Loewen is the first major North American window and door manufacturer to receive Forest Stewardship Council chain of custody certification (SW-COC-001739) for Douglas Fir wood used in fenestration products, allowing Loewen to supply certified Douglas Fir windows and doors for building projects seeking LEED green building accreditation status. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Chain of custody certification provides a guarantee of the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. For more information, visit www.fsc.org.
Loewen manufactures only wood and wood clad windows, thereby using a renewable resource, an efficient natural insulator and production methods that consume less energy than alternative materials.
Loewen recycles virtually all of the wood by-product created in the manufacturing process and is fully able to heat their factory during the cold winter months with it. Also recycled is the waste glass, aluminum, vinyl weatherstripping, solvents, motor oil and paper. While actively seeking to reduce-reuse-recycle, major emphasis is put towards producing windows of the highest quality so as to assure long product life. To this end, Loewen products are made with the highest quality components, are designed to allow repair, and can even be removed and re-installed. Once again, product quality is at the crossroads of efficiency and responsible design.
We are a socially responsible corporation, buying ethically manufactured products and recognized for our leadership in energy conservation and environmental protection. We prove the success of our brand through our environmental commitment and we demonstrate outstanding capabilities for customization.
Our products are empirically shown to be among the industry’s best in terms of thermal performance (NFRC tested).
We are the 2001 recipient of the Tree Canada Foundation Eterne Award, honoring us for “environmental leadership and commitment to taking action on global climate change through the planting of trees.”
The Loewen Environmental Council (LEC) audits company activities ensuring that the highest possible standards of environmental stewardship are represented in company policies and actions.
In addition to environmental stewardship, Loewen support local economic development. For additional details, please visit Yes! Winnipeg.