Armstrong World Industries has long embraced the values embodied in its Operating Principles adopted in 1960, long before it was required by law. From the beginning, our founder Thomas Armstrong was determined his company act with fairness and in the "balanced best interests (of) customers, stockholders, employees, suppliers, community neighbors, government and the general public." Consistent with these principles, we take governance and compliance seriously.

The company has been a leader in corporate governance for many years. Our board has been comprised of outside directors since at least 1990. We were leaders in establishing governance principles, a board evaluation process and fully-independent audit, compensation and governance committees.

We have strengthened our corporate governance with more detailed Corporate Governance Principles below, expanded committee charters and multiple means for shareholders to contact our board of directors.