Division 7 Ebook Page 373 Sustainability Overview

Section Overview Sustainability Building Material Systems Committed to Sustainability A Fortune 500 company for 57 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Our products range from insulation and roofing used in residential, commercial and industrial applications, to glass fiber for reinforced composite materials used in transportation, electronics, marine, wind energy and other high- performance markets. Owens Corning is committed to safeguarding, sustaining and improving the environment for the benefit of current and future generations. Our sustainability strategy focuses on three key areas: Greening our operations; Greening our products, and Accelerating energy efficiency and renewable penetration in the built environment. Goals and Achievements Our first-generation environmental footprint goals, from a 2002 baseline, were focused on the most critical resources (energy and water) and largest emissions (greenhouse gases, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds) and waste. Since then, we have significantly reduced our footprint and learned much along the way about the challenges of gathering global data, assuring its accuracy and driving improvements through employee engagement, innovation and targeted investments. Three of the seven goals have already been met. And, we believe that six of the seven will be achieved on time. Based on this strong performance towards our 2012 goals, we set 2020 goals that raise the bar on our commitment to sustainability and reflect our desire to affect change across the supply chain. In addition to our footprint reduction goals, we have expanded our 2020 goals to drive and track the sustainability of our products and their applications, and to accelerate our supplier sustainability initiatives. The new footprint goals stretch forward to 2020 using 2010 as the baseline. Achieving zero waste-to- landfill is a new long-term goal and underscores our commitment to this area of our footprint reduction. As before, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption remain priorities. We're making a shift from particulate matter to fine particulate matter and toxic air emissions will replace the prior focus areas of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions. This shift in focus for air emissions acknowledges our past successes and our concern for pollutants that carry greater air quality concerns. In 2010, Owens Corning was added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, the only U.S. based construction materials company listed. Inclusion in this elite listing means that the company ranks among the top 10 percent of the biggest 2,500 companies worldwide based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria. Owens Corning was also listed in Newsweek's Green Ranking of the top 500 US companies and was named to Corporate Responsibility magazine's List of 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Sustainable Building Products All of the Owens Corning efforts to reduce the size of our manufacturing footprint brings focus to our true capabilities to help create a more sustainable world by delivering product innovations in our composites and building materials businesses. Perhaps most notable is EcoTouch insulation with PureFiber Technology. This total platform conversion is a prime example of what we call GREEN WITHOUT COMPROMISE - that is, a solution that delivers industry-leading green attributes while improving upon the performance characteristics expected of its primary functionality. Owens Corning EcoTouch Fiberglas insulation produced with PureFiber Technology, and FOAMULAR XPS products, are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certifed and GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certified SM . EcoTouch Fiberglas products are made with 99 percent natural 1 ingredients and are verified to be formaldehyde free. They are also third party certified to have a minimum of 50 percent recycle glass content. Owens Corning World Headquarters, Toledo, Ohio-Cesar Pelli, Design Architect

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