Materiality

Sustainability is at the heart of our business, from the products we make to the way we make them. We use our deep expertise in materials, manufacturing, and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Our glass reinforcements business helps us make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable.

We reduce the company’s environmental footprint by delivering energy efficiency and durable material solutions at scale, supporting local communities, and ensuring safe work environments. Furthermore, we constantly set goals to measure, reduce, and report our footprint. At the same time, we are committed to the goal of expanding our handprint around the globe, offering solutions for some of the world’s most pressing issues such as climate change, energy consumption, infrastructure development, and safe, healthy and efficient homes. Backed by the science of climate change, we are taking aggressive actions in our operations to reduce our environmental impact, well in advance of public policy.

In keeping with our philosophy, we are committed to objectively identifying material issues and evaluating the level of impact across our value chain. As part of our sustainability process, we conducted an extensive materiality assessment that covers the entire spectrum of operational, environmental, economic, and social impact created by our organization. This report provides a snapshot of our materiality assessment journey and highlights the results of our new materiality matrix for 2015-16.

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