Owens Corning has published its 2017 Sustainability Report documenting the progress made against its 2020 sustainability goals and its stated commitment to making the world a better place.

From the 2010 baseline year, Owens Corning reportedly exceeded goals for primary energy (-26%), water (-41%), and fine particulate (-25%) and is on track to meet goals for greenhouse gas (-48% to date) and toxic air emissions (-61% to date). However, it continues to be challenged by its waste-to-landfill goal (-4% to date), the report said.

The company also purchased over 1.1 million megawatt hours of renewable energy.

With regards to product and supply chain sustainability, the company developed what it says is the world’s first products certified as made with 100% wind-powered electricity and reduced embodied carbon, including various EcoTouch and Thermafiber insulation products.

It also developed the first formaldehyde-free mineral wool insulation in North America – Thermafiber sound attenuation fire blankets and several Thermafiber fire barrier solutions received the first insulation SAFETY Act Designation through the US Department of Homeland Security. It also achieved the company’s highest ever recycled glass use and recycled glass content in its insulation products, recycling over 1.4 billion pounds, Owens Corning said.

The company also advanced the goal of an injury-free workplace by reducing the recordable incident rate from 2016.

The full report is available online here.

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