"It also provides us with the ability to continue to innovate leadership development best practices that help us grow our businesses and our people."
Owens Corning has been named by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), to the list of 2014 North America Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders.
"Participating in the Top Companies for Leaders® study gives us the opportunity to benchmark our internal talent development programs and practices with other leading companies," said Dan Smith, senior vice president of organization and administration. "It also provides us with the ability to continue to innovate leadership development best practices that help us grow our businesses and our people."
Conducted since 2001, the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is a comprehensive, longitudinal analysis of talent management and leadership practices of organizations around the world. This year's winners were selected and ranked by an expert panel of independent judges based on a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, company reputation, business and financial performance.
"In today's complex and unpredictable business landscape, Top Companies for Leaders are passionate about cultivating resilient and engaging leaders who take the time to know and develop their talent and understand what experiences they need to rise above the rest," said Pete Sanborn, Global Talent practice leader. "We congratulate Owens Corning on being among a select group of organizations that excel at building and growing a strong leadership environment."
About the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders Study
With more than 1,500 data points and more than 300 executive interviews, the 2014 Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study is the most comprehensive, global research on leadership in the market, examining the link between leadership practices and financial results. This study explores how organizations assess, select, develop, and reward leaders, and examines the execution of leadership practices, as well as the strategy that guides it. To learn more about this study, please visit www.aon.com/topcompanies.
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 60 consecutive years and in business for more than 75 years, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.3 billion in 2013 and about 15,000 employees in 27 countries. Additional information is available at www.owenscorning.com.