Owens Corning Receives Industry Leader and Gold Class Sustainability Award

RobecoSAM’s “Sustainability Yearbook” recognizes company in Building Products Category
Jan 29, 2014 12:00 PM ET

January 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) earned Industry Leader and Gold Class distinction from The Sustainability Yearbook, an annual list recognizing the most sustainable companies around the world.

The yearbook looks at companies’ sustainability performance in 2013 and ranks them as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The top performing company from each of the 59 industries is awarded Industry Leader. Since 1999, RobecoSAM has been assessing and documenting the sustainability performance of over 2,000 national and global corporations.

Owens Corning earned the study’s highest score among 18 entries within the Building Products industry. According to RobecoSAM, Owens Corning is considered to be the company within its industry that is best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.

“This is a tremendous honor, and Owens Corning is proud to be recognized on this prestigious list,” said Frank O’Brien-Bernini, chief sustainability officer. “Our employees work hard, every day, to reduce our environmental footprint in our operations and grow our net-positive handprint in our markets and communities. External validation like this energizes our people and strengthens our resolve to set the bar even higher.”

According to a release by RobecoSAM, The Sustainability Yearbook identifies companies that are strongly positioned to create long-term shareholder value. Its annual assessment focuses on examining financially material factors that impact a company’s core business value drivers, including the ability to innovate, attract and retain talent and increase resource efficiency.

The yearbook can be found online at http://yearbook.robecosam.com.

About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune® 500 company for 59 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. In business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.2 billion in 2012 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.