Our Environmental Promise

York environmental promise

Our Environmental Promise

GREEN is more than a color. It's a responsibility toward environmental impact that has influenced fashion and style trends around the world. Whether your concern is the protection of our environment or the visual impact on interiors, York offers eco-friendly wallpaper decor solutions with images inspired by nature, as well as wallpapers made with natural materials such as leaves, sand, grasses, recycled glass beads, mother-of-pearl and cork.

York's environmental promise includes:

  • Incorporating "green" materials:
    • Smoke-free ink system so efficient it eliminates the need for emission controls
    • Water-based coatings for durability
    • Paper products made from 100% natural fibers that are breathable, minimizing the risk of mold or mildew
  • Launching a patented eco-decor designation for its eco-friendly breathable wallcoverings
  • Controlling pollution through product design, material selection, waste reduction and recycling
  • Investing in facilities and equipment that have reduced natural gas consumption by 40% and electric consumption by 10%
  • Minimizing raw materials through improved forecasting and waste reduction
  • Complying with U.S. federal environmental laws and regulations
    • Which are among the most rigorous in the world - and initiating voluntary measures that support the principle of such laws
    • Industry certification and memberships:
    • In 2001 our 20 oz., Type II contract vinyl wallcoverings were the first in the industry to pass the GREENGUARD registry as a composite, representing an installed product
    • Member of the U.S. Green Building Council

York is committed to "being green."