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14th September 2018, Toledo, OH

Owens Corning earns place on DJSI World

For the ninth year in a row, Owens Corning, a leading manufacturer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites, has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for its sustainability performance. For the sixth straight year, Owens Corning was named the Industry Leader for the DJSI World Building Products group.

Composed of global sustainability leaders, the DJSI World is an elite listing of the world's largest companies based on long-term economic, environmental, and social criteria.

Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across all three of its business segments: Insulation, Roofing, and Composites. © Owens Corning

“We are honoured to be recognised on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the ninth straight year and as the Industry Leader for the sixth year,” said Chairman and CEO Mike Thaman. “Our 19,000 employees continue to take action and drive real impact for the betterment of our business, employees, customers, partners, and the world around us.”

Valuable annual benchmark

Mike Thaman says the company uses its sustainable enterprise framework to manage the company and guide decisions, assess business performance, allocate resources and inform other strategic choices focused on both the short- and long-term time horizons. This framework was developed to better serve and communicate with key stakeholders. The pillars include: financial strength; high-performance people; customer-inspired innovation; operational excellence; and world-class sustainability.

“The DJSI World index provides a valuable annual benchmark to assess our sustainability progress, performance and impact across economic, environmental and social criteria,” said Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer Frank O'Brien-Bernini. “This assessment – and its relative benchmarking against other large global enterprises – fuels our ideas, actions and resolve to continuously elevate our performance.”

Delivering sustainable solutions

Owens Corning also earned placement on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which includes the top sustainability leaders from the largest 600 North American companies in the S&P Global BMI.

Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across all three of its business segments: Insulation, Roofing, and Composites. The company recently reported its sustainability progress in its 12th annual Sustainability Report. From the 2010 baseline year, Owens Corning exceeded goals for primary energy (-26%), water (-41%), and fine particulate (-25%), and remains on track to meet goals for greenhouse gas (-48% to date) and toxic air emissions (-61% to date); continue to be challenged by waste-to-landfill goal (-4% to date). The company also purchased over 1.1 million megawatt hours of renewable energy.

The company also acquired a producer of composite rebar for a compelling alternative (better corrosion resistance, less weight and 100-year service life) to steel reinforcements in new and restorative concrete structures.

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