Environmental Sustainability

Owens Corning aspires to be a net positive company through strategic collaborations, intentional decision making, and effective corporate guidance.


Every day is a bright new opportunity. An opportunity to save energy, conserve resources, and make decisions that help sustain our planet. At Owens Corning we work together to reduce our negative footprint, and expand our positive handprint.


Owens Corning is committed to preserving the natural habitats that surround our operations around the world. In 2015, Owens Corning began a partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to standardize our approach to biodiversity throughout the company, develop biodiversity action plans using external expertise and site visits, and work towards third party WHC certification.

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Biodiversity Statement PDF | 153 KB

Collaborating For Conservation And Growth

Owens Corning’s growth strategy as a business and our collaboration with the WHC enables us to expand our handprint and the good that we are doing in habitat conservation in our sites around the world.

Read Cultivating Employee Engagement with Conservation Programs, an Owens Corning case study found on the Wildlife Habitat Council website.

Waste To Landfill

Waste management is a high priority at Owens Corning, beginning with the operational efficiency of our production processes to the disposition of recyclable materials. We are focused on becoming zero waste-to-landfill (WTL). We continuously look for ways to recover, reuse, and recycle by products and other waste material.

Trash Becomes Animals’ Treasure

Several Owens Corning plants work with Hose2Habitat to repurpose manufacturing waste materials for animal enrichment. The H2H mission is to enhance animal habitats in zoos and sanctuaries through the donation of recycled and other materials.

Waste Not, Want Not

Looking at every source, our Mt. Vernon, Ohio, U.S., insulation plant is one among many that repurposes or recycles waste to continue as part of our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint.