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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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Guitars Crafted Entirely From FSC® Certified Woods

Browse our FSC® Certified collection including two CEO models designed by owner and CEO, Chris Martin, and the Jeff Tweedy signature model.

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