Environment & Safety

Environmental and Safety PictureOwens Corning is committed to an overarching philosophy of corporate stewardship, operating our manufacturing plants in a manner that helps protect the environment, along with the safety of our employees and neighbors. 

Environmental, Health, Safety and Product Stewardship Policy
Owens Corning is committed to the principles of environmental sustainability, product stewardship and to the safety and health of our employees. Review our full policy.

Product Safety
All new and significantly modified existing products sold by Owens Corning undergo a comprehensive Product Stewardship Review to ensure that they perform as claimed and are both safe and environmentally sound to make, use and dispose.  More information  

Employee Safety

2012 was our safest year in our history and was the 11th consecutive year of safety improvement.  We reduced our recordable incident rate (RIR) by 10 percent in comparison to 2011, and achieved a record low RIR of 0.45.  Since 2001, the number of recordable injuries has been reduced by 95 percent and our recordable incident rate has decreased by 93percent.  More information.

Environmental Footprint
Owens Corning has made progress towards its 2020 environmental footprint goals, which includes six different focus areas. More information.
Environmental Remediation
Like many manufacturing companies with long histories, Owens Corning operations have impacted the environment through releases, spills or disposal of wastes and other substances.   While most of these impacts occurred well in the past, Owens Corning remains responsible for completing several environmental remediations, maintaining remediated sites, or helping fund the remediation at multi-party disposal facilities. More information
Biodiversity and Habitat
Owens Corning is committed to preserving the natural habitats that surround our operations around the world. More information  

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