Owens Corning has released its eighth annual Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s environmental highlights for 2013.
This is the third year the company is reporting against its 2020 goals, with an emphasis placed on expanding its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities.
Owens Corning defines its handprint as the net-positive effects of its products, as well as its work to drive energy efficiency and climate-impact improvements across the built environment.
The sustainability report details the company’s emissions rates and targets, and can be seen in full here: http://sustainability.owenscorning.com
Key points highlighted by the company include how in 2013, Owens Corning recycled one million tons of asphalt shingles in North America, representing approximately 10% of the market.
The company also doubled its freight miles driven on natural gas (converted from diesel), paving the way to run 15% Natural Gas Miles in 2014, with a target of 50% by 2020.
Owens Corning also signed the Climate Declaration calling on the U.S. policymakers to address climate change, and assisted nearly 4,000 families through the donation of insulation and roofing materials for their homes.
Internationally, the company constructed nutritional food kitchens in rural schools in China, helping more than 5,500 children throughout the country.