Corning has released its fourth annual Sustainability Report, which outlines
the company's progress in reducing its environmental footprint, greening its
product lines, providing energy-efficiency solutions for the built environment
and supporting renewable energy sources.
fourth annual Sustainability Report demonstrates our commitment to setting and
meeting aggressive goals related to greening our products and greening our
operations,” said Frank O’Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning chief Sustainability
officer. “We have made solid progress with our sustainability efforts and
remain focused on continuously improving.”
other products, Owens Corning manufactures composites that are used in wind
turbine blades, which generate renewable energy worldwide. These products address
a significant and timely challenge: 40% of global energy consumption and
associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions come from the world’s homes and buildings,
and there is a growing demand for low-carbon, renewable energy.
is at the core of our business. For decades, our products have contributed to
energy efficiency, affordable and clean renewable energy solutions and
durability in buildings and infrastructure,” said O’Brien-Bernini.
report includes details of the company’s reduced environmental footprint; its
meeting with President Obama to discuss and support his HOMESTAR legislation,
a program that promotes the creation of tens of thousands of U.S. jobs and
encourages consumers to make energy-saving improvements to their homes; Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification in the New
Construction category for its Gresham, Ore., foam insulation plant, the only
LEED® Gold-certified insulation facility in the U.S.; and more.
addition, the report includes information about Owens Corning’s progress toward
its 2012 goals for intensity reductions in energy usage, greenhouse gas
emissions, nitrogen oxide, organic compounds, particulate matter,
waste-to-landfill contributions and water usage.
For more information or to view the
full report, visit www.sustainability.owenscorning.com