Corporate sustainability goals have evolved over the years, as companies like Owens Corning have expanded both the scope and ambition of their commitments. Our first goals, set in 2002, focused primarily on environmental footprint reduction, and we did well in meeting them. Our second set of goals expanded to include product sustainability, the social aspects of safety and wellness, and our supply chain. Now, as we embark on our third set of long-terms goals, we have broadened our perspective even more.
As we work toward 2030 and beyond, we have aligned our goals and commitments to fulfill our purpose. Our purpose inspires us to intensify our efforts to help our employees and their families get and stay healthy. It drives us to incorporate focused Inclusion and Diversity goals for the first time and creates the expectation that we lead in the circular economy and expand our business impact through sustainability.
The increased scope and ambition of our 2030 sustainability goals will be met with rigor, and a focus on outcomes – and will require the engagement and ownership of our entire company to be successful.
Our 2030 guiding aspiration is to:
We are committed to considering the future in all we do, with a commitment to care for people and the planet while delivering a material difference to all stakeholders.
Download an overview of our 2030 Sustainability Goals.
As a global manufacturer, we know the way we conduct our operations makes a difference. To be a net-positive company, our handprint (the positive impacts of our people and products) must be larger than our footprint (the negative impacts). We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in shrinking the negative impact of our operations, but there’s much more to do.
Our products can help our customers, their customers, and consumers meet their own sustainability goals. For instance, our insulation makes buildings more energy efficient, and our glass-reinforced composites enable longer, stronger, lighter blades for wind turbines, which brings down the cost of wind energy. We believe that shifting to a circular economy is critical for a sustainable future. This concept influences our aspirations and approach to sustainability.
Net-positive means more than working for a healthy planet. Our aspiration also drives our work to support healthy people and thriving communities. We recognize that with growth comes responsibility, and as a global company, we are positioned to be a force for good for the people who are touched by our company.