Reducing the negative impacts of our operations is critical, but it is not enough. With the company’s purpose – our people and products make the world a better place – in mind, we define sustainability as meeting the needs of the present while leaving the world a better place for the future.
Net-positive means more than working for a healthy planet. Our aspiration also drives our work to support healthy people and thriving communities. We recognize that with growth comes responsibility, and as a global company, we are positioned to be a force for good for the people who are touched by our company.
Safety Aspiration: To eliminate all employee, contractor and visitor injuries and occupational illnesses at work and at home.
As a global manufacturer, we know the way we conduct our operations makes a difference. To be a net-positive company, our handprint (the positive impacts of our people and products) must be larger than our footprint (the negative impacts). We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in shrinking the negative impact of our operations, but there’s much more to do.
Environmental Footprint Aspiration: Cut the negative impact of our operations in half.
by Marcio A. Sandri - President, Composites at Owens Corning
I don’t remember in my lifetime a year of change that compares with 2020. It is impacting every aspect of our daily lives – work, play, health, social interaction, economics, travel and tourism, politics, racial and social unrest.
For many, life and business have been turned upside down, which demands of leaders a clearly defined path forward framed by the new reality, promising drivers and trends, new technologies/approaches, and sustainability.
Is the handprint bigger than the footprint? Environmental sustainability, extreme weather events and more stringent climate protocols are driving sustainability trends. Join us as Frank O’Brien-Bernini, CSO at Owens Corning shares perspective on new innovations and emerging trends driving sustainable buildings.
TOLEDO, Ohio, November 16, 2020 / 3BL Media / –– Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the 11th consecutive year and was named Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products group for the eighth straight year.
The DJSI World comprises an elite listing of the world’s largest companies based on long-term environmental, social and governance criteria.
We are celebrating America Recycles Day 2020 this year by sharing this interesting video from our friends at Strategic Materials about what happens when glass is recycled and its role in the circular economy.