The ranking is based on the weighted average of three factors: survey data used to gauge builders' perception of the "greenest brand," market data to determine the opinions of builders when discussing a brand, and sentiment data that tracks the number of positive brand mentions by customers who have used or have heard about the products.
"With a long history of sustainability, LP is committed to being responsible stewards of our natural resources and pioneers in the development of sustainable building products," said LP Director of Sustainability and Public Policy, Donna Kopecky. "LP is incredibly honored to be ranked number one in the industry based on votes by building professionals. We have earned our customers' trust through a steadfast commitment to develop and manufacture sustainable building products with leading carbon attributes."
This top ranking follows LP Building Solution's 2021 Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), which reported that LP SmartSide Trim & Siding stores more carbon than is released from the production and distribution of the product. This EPD, backed by third-party verified data, highlights the climate-friendly attributes of LP's engineered wood siding. Kopecky explained that the EPD supports findings about the carbon-negative properties of wood products, which can help contribute to a climate solution going forward.
LP also released its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report at the end of 2021, which delves into LP's five sustainability pillars: governance, people, environment, products, and community. Together, they form the foundation of the company's sustainability work and collective commitment to ESG principles. Highlights from the report include sustainable forest management and fiber sourcing, along with biodiversity and habitat conservation and more.
Kopecky said LP plans to continue raising its standards for environmental stewardship by optimizing processes and prioritizing supply chain responsibility to elevate the housing industry's impact on the environment.
For more information on LP's commitment to sustainability, visit lpcorp.com/sustainability.