In 2014, 61% of Owens Corning locations participated in at least one community service project across the globe. We expanded our corporate philanthropy internationally and supported projects in India, Mexico and China. This is accomplished through various methods including plant open houses, community volunteer events, fundraising, community board service, and financial support.
Telling our Story
Owens Corning engages its employees and the communities where they live and work by providing safe, efficient housing; critical needs shelter; and basic health and education to those in need.
View employee stories from China, India, Europe, and the Americas in support of our philanthropic efforts in 2014.
In China, Owens Corning employees supported the Spring Sprout Kitchen program. This was a partnership with Amway Charity Foundation and China National Committee for the Care of Children. Eight kitchens were built and kitchen supervisors trained to provide nutritious meals to over 5,500 children.
In India, employees installed seven water tanks which created a water distribution system that benefited three villages in the region. Owens Corning India also rolled out their focus areas comprising of Education and Health for deprived individuals. Activities in this focus area included; basic computer education, tutoring programs for students struggling, community health clinic (325 individuals benefited from this activity, including distribution of medication and eye glasses) and services and infrastructure support (drinking water, kids play zone).
In the U.S., plants supported many community organizations including Habitat for Humanity, United Way and many local food pantries. Numerous employees volunteered at Habitat for Humanity Builds, United Way May Days of Caring and held food drives for their local food pantries.
Global Volunteer of the Year
Since 1993, the Owens Corning Global Volunteer of the Year Award program has honored employees, teams and retirees, who have demonstrated outstanding community service. These dedicated volunteers exemplify our company purpose: our people and products make the world a better place.
The 2014 recipients will be announced in August and available through this page.