"Expanding our impact through sustainability is a core value of the company"
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) has ranked 25th on Corporate
Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list. This is the
third consecutive year Owens Corning has appeared on the list. Its first
top-25 ranking represents a jump of 18 places over the prior year, 43
places from two years ago.
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens list recognizes public companies for
their outstanding corporate responsibility and sustainability
performance. The data is taken from publicly available information in
seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human
rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.
The primary drivers of the company’s higher ranking this year were an
expansion of its philanthropic efforts, notably in China and India, as
well as greater reporting transparency in the areas of the environment
and climate change. Owens Corning ranked No. 2 of the 100 companies on
the 2017 list in the environment category.
“Expanding our impact through sustainability is a core value of the
company,” said Chief Sustainability Officer Frank O'Brien-Bernini.
“Owens Corning is especially proud to be recognized for our leadership
in the environment, climate change, philanthropy, and human rights. Our
top-25 ranking on the CR 100 reflects the great work of our 16,000
people around the world.”
Owens Corning has also been named to CR Magazine’s list of the Most
Sustainable Corporate Headquarters for the second year in a row. CR
Magazine honors companies that have an outstanding commitment to
sustainability, extending beyond business operations and into the
This recognition shows that the company’s world headquarters in downtown
Toledo was designed and constructed in accordance with rigorous
environmental standards and represents the best of the best in green
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale,
the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in
materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and
systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and
residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the
company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable.
Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better
place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2016 sales of $5.7
billion and employs about 16,000 people in 26 countries. It has been a
Fortune 500® company for 62 consecutive years. For more
information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.
About Corporate Responsibility Magazine
SharedXpertise Media LLC is the publisher of CR Magazine (www.thecro.com),
the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the
publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen’s List, which has been
ranked one of America’s three most-important business rankings according
to PR Week.
SharedXpertise, alongside the Corporate Responsibility Association (www.corporateresponsibilityassociation.org),
are also co-founders of the COMMIT!Forum, recognized worldwide as the
leading event for corporate responsibility practitioners.
About the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List was first published in 1999 in
Business Ethics Magazine, and has been managed by CR Magazine since
2007. To compile the list, every company in the Russell 1000, the
highest ranked stocks in the Russell 3000 Index of publicly held U.S.
companies, is ranked according to 260 data points. The methodology for
generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought
Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA);
867 firms completed the comprehensive questionnaire.