HMTX Industries Director Of Sustainability & Impact Named Living Future Hero By The International Living Future Institute

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NORWALK, CT, May 16, 2022 – HMTX Director of Sustainability and Impact Arthur Clarke was named a Living Future Hero by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) during a virtual award ceremony at the Living Future 2022 conference on May 13th. The Living Future Hero Award was created to acknowledge and celebrate individuals in the regenerative design community who have dedicated significant time and effort to advancing the Living Future programs and mission. Heroes exceed expectations in advancing environmental advocacy, championing Living Future products and products, and sharing this vision with their peers.

Said Lindsay Baker, CEO of ILFI, of Art’s contribution to sustainability, “You have been such an incredible advocate for and supporter of ILFI in so many ways. I want to thank you personally for everything that you have done to support our mission to create a future that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.”

In accepting the Living Future Hero award, Clarke addressed the question “Why are you working towards a Living Future?” He expanded upon the concept of how privilege interferes with the basic rights that are currently accessible by only a portion of the population, rights that not only make it possible to survive, but to thrive: safe and healthy housing, clean air and potable water, nutritious food, advanced education, and comprehensive healthcare. Said Clarke, “A living future is one where everyone is afforded the same opportunities and allocated the same tools to pursue their ambitions, to realize their potential and to live a life of fulfillment. A living future is one in which everyone is the greatest architect of their own destiny. Until we purge privilege from our society, such a future will be impossible for us to build.”

Rochelle Routman, Chief Sustainability and Impact Officer, commented, “Arthur Clarke is extremely deserving of this award, as he is a tireless champion of ILFI’s values: transparency, protection of human health and the environment, and authenticity. HMTX is proud of Arthur’s achievements in sustainability and impact, and we support him, along with so many others, as he continues to make positive change in the world.”

Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, HMTX Industries is a global flooring company serving a diverse cross section of the construction and renovation marketplaces. The HMTX family of companies includes: Halstead, the leading supplier of resilient flooring to The Home Depot; Metroflor, its signature residential brand in North America; HMTX Commercial with the Teknoflor and Aspecta brands; and HMTX Global, which serves end users worldwide with diverse channel partners focused on its Allure brand.

As a global leader in sustainable practices, HMTX sets industry standards for quality and performance as well as superior product design. Its manufacturing processes, workplaces and product ingredients all reflect a significant dedication to sustainability, transparency, and societal impact. HMTX has received numerous accolades for innovation, supply chain performance, online excellence, and customer partnership.

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Susan Bang
HMTX Industries