We believe in doing the right thing for our customers, our neighbors and our products, as well as the environment we share. At Mannington, it comes down to the decisions we make every day – throughout the company – and how those decisions flow outward to the world around us.

Water Resources

Water is a key component in manufacturing the products we make & is a precious natural resource. Water reduction is a fundamental resource focus & we methodically work to reduce its use in our processes.

Water Resources Corporate

Creating natural landscape buffers to stop erosion and runoff

Some wetlands adjoining our New Jersey location lacked a transitional area between land & water, also called a ‘riparian buffer.’ In nature, these overgrown areas next to a stream or estuary stop erosion & sediment runoff, provide cover, & offer needed food & shade to fish & animals. 

Along with the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, NJ Audubon Society, & local schools we planted thousands of native shrubs & trees alongside various portions of our facilities. By planting these riparian buffers we established areas of shrub-scrub habitat with a life expectancy of over 30 years (eventually succeeding to forest). These projects provide habitat for bird species of concern: blue-winged warbler, eastern kingbird, brown thrasher, prairie warbler, eastern towhee & field sparrow.


Other actions are as simple as converting mowed lawns at our facilities to natural landscaping. Creating wildlife habitats with wildflowers & native grasses reduces water use. The results are both smart & beautiful.