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Sustainability

Earth Day Every Day

Martin's Commitment to the Environment

"Protecting the environment and all of its precious resources has been at the forefront of my family’s business since its inception."

C. F. Martin & Company Chairman and CEO, Chris Martin

Our Initiatives

REDUCING SINGLE USE PLASTIC AT NAMM

This year, Martin and The NAMM Show are teamed up with REVERB to take the first step toward eliminating single-use plastic at The 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

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TRAVELING THE EXTRA MILE FOR SUSTAINABLE TONEWOODS

In 1997, C. F. Martin & Co. became one of the first guitar builders to buy tonewoods from certified sustainable sources. More than 20 years later, with other guitar companies now embracing sustainable tonewoods, Martin continues to lead the way in tonewood sustainability...

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PLAYBACK STRING RECYCLING PROGRAM

C. F. Martin & Co.® (Martin Guitar) announces their official partnership with D’Addario on the Playback string recycling program. Recognizing a growing need in the industry, D’Addario developed the program as a means to recycle guitar and orchestral strings, which are not accepted through municipal recycling programs.

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GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY IN SOURCING RAW MATERIALS

The 7th Biannual Wood Summit, organized by C. F. Martin & Co.® (Martin Guitar), included representatives from National Resources Canada, the World Resource Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Investigation Agency.

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EARTH DAY IS EVERY DAY AT MARTIN'S FACTORY

Check out what Martin is doing every day to combat climate change and give a little back to Mother Nature.

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MARTIN'S GREENPRINT

At the Martin Factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, we have found dozens of ways to save energy, reduce waste, and protect the environment.

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More Initiatives


OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Martin Guitar is committed to corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship. To support this commitment, Martin chose the Rainforest Alliance as their certifying body to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain-of-Custody certification. Read more

THE FUTURE OF WOOD
Mike Dickinson spends roughly 12 weeks of the year on the road, which is at least part of the future he imagined for himself while growing up in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, just two blocks from the Martin Guitar headquarters. Read more

GREEN IDEA INDEX
One of the core values of our Mission Statement is to honor and protect the environment. Below is an ongoing and evolving list of what we call our Green Idea Index. This ever-growing list is our record of sustainable projects implemented not only at our facilities in North America but around the world. Read More

IN SEARCH OF MADAGASCAR ROSEWOOD & OPTIMISM
Rosewood has long been a choice of hardwood used by both guitar builders and high-end furniture makers. Prized for its rich, reddish-brown color and sturdy, close-grained timber, it fulfills two design ambitions few other tonal hardwoods can achieve: strength and beauty. Read more

SAVING ELEPHANTS
To help end the worst poaching crisis in history, Martin Guitar and The Nature Conservancy launched a partnership today to ramp up efforts in Africa and China through #SaveElephants, a campaign to increase resources for elephant protection, add to growing global pressure on leaders, and to provide concerned individuals with opportunities to take action. Read More

A JOURNEY THAT MATTERS: THE YEAR OF THE FROG WITH MARTIN GUITAR & THE RAINFOREST ALLIANCE
The Rainforest Alliance was founded 1987 to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by reshaping land-use practices and business practices on a global scale. Read More

CHILLER & CENTRAL BOILER PLANT PROJECT
Martin received a 2017 Better Project Award from the U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY for the completion of a Chiller/Boiler Plant Project that reduced energy consumption by 40%. Read More



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