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Sept 2013

Owens Corning earns place on Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for fourth straight year
Named Industry Leader for World Index Building Products

Sept 2012

Owens Corning Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Third Year in a Rowr
For the third year in a row, Owens Corning has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives.

Dec. 2011

Owens Corning Canada Honored As Industry Partner
Owens Corning Canada earned honors as EnerQuality’s Industry Partner of the Year for 2011. The partner award goes to a company that has made a positive contribution to the building industry. In particular, the award is recognition of Owens Corning’s partnership with builders and its code-based solution of Foamular ® CodeBord™ Air Barrier System

Dec. 2011

Toronto Plant Earns Recycling Council Honors
The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) honored the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, insulation plant with its gold award for sustainable products. The award was based on the EcoTouch™ insulation product line and its high recycled content.

Dec. 2011

Owens Corning, Masco Share Sustainability Leadership Award The fifth-largest homebuilder in the United States honored Owens Corning for its EcoTouch™ Insulation. KB Home gave the Sustainability Leadership Award to Owens Corning and Masco Contractor Services. The two companies have been working closely with the business development team at KB Home to provide energy-efficient and green building solutions.

Dec. 2011

Thimmapur Wins National Government Award for Safety
The Thimmapur, India plant received a national honor for its safety performance. The award acknowledges Thimmapur’s dramatic safety improvement from 2008.

Dec. 2011

EcoTouch™ Insulation Earns Award from The Home Depot Canada
Owens Corning Canada received The Home Depot Eco Options Award for its launch of EcoTouch™ Insulation. The award recognizes OC’s market leadership and its commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Dec. 2011

It’s Another Perfect Score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index
Owens Corning again received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2012 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). Since 2004 the company has achieved a perfect score.

Oct.
2011

Owens Corning Named Outstanding Supplier Partner by A.H. Harris Owens Corning was recognized as an outstanding supplier partner to A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., the company’s largest U.S. commercial foam distribution account. The honor was for performance in 2010 and year-to-date in 2011.

Oct.
2011

Owens Corning Earns Environmental, Marketing Honors from The Home Depot
Owens Corning received two distinct honors from The Home Depot (THD). During THD’s annual supplier meeting, Owens Corning was the only company named Environmental Partner of the Year and Marketing Innovation Partner of the Year.

Oct.
2011

EcoTouch™ Insulation Receives USDA BioPreferred Designation
Owens Corning EcoTouch™ insulation is the first fiberglass insulation to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a biobased product. The certification is part of a new USDA biobased labeling initiative to identify products with ingredients made from renewable plant materials.

Oct.
2011

Owens Corning Honored for 40 Years as Harvard Housing Study Advisor
The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University is a source of information and research on the U.S. housing market. Owens Corning was honored for being a founding member of its policy advisory board, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011.

Oct.
2011

Owens Corning was named to Newsweek’s Greenest U.S. Companies List.
Owens Corning ranked 154 on this exclusive environmental list of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in America, as measured by revenue, market capitalization, and number of employees.

Sept.
2011

Owens Corning Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
For the second year in a row, Owens Corning has earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives.

Sept.
2011

Owens Corning, Solexel Awarded $13 Million for Solar Technology
Owens Corning and Solexel were awarded $13 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for projects that will help shape the next generation of solar energy technologies. The funding is part of DOE’s Sunshot Initiative which seeks to make solar energy systems more affordable and sustainable for homeowners.

July
2011

OC Named Partner of Choice for David Weekley Homes
Owens Corning achieved an A rating for quality and received the Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes. This is the second consecutive year that Owens Corning has received this award.

July
2011

Owens Corning Best U.S. Manufacturing Company in India
The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) honored Owens Corning India as the best U.S. company operating in India for the manufacturing sector. The award is part of IACC’s seventh Indo-American Corporate Excellence Awards.

April
2011

Owens Corning Receives Supplier Award from DW Distribution
DW Distribution Inc., honored Owens Corning as its 2010 Supplier of the Year. DW Distribution is a privately held two-step wholesale distributor of building materials, and it sells all of Owens Corning’s residential building products.

April
2011

World Headquarters Earns Gold LEED-EB Green Building Status
Owens Corning global headquarters building in Toledo, Ohio, U.S., became the third existing building in Ohio to earn the prestigious gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED Existing Building (EB) program.)

March
2011

Owens Corning Advances on 100 Best Corporate Citizens List
Owens Corning has been named to Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 12th annual list of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens. ™” The company ranked 68th on the 2011 list.

Jan.
2011

Composite Solutions Business Energy Leader Honored Don Scarsella, energy leader for Composite Solutions, won the Energy Manage of the Year award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). AEE is an organization dedicated to energy conservation and management.



Heritage of Innovation

The story of Owens Corning began in the 1930s when a failed experiment with glass building blocks produced a surprising result; it revealed a way to make glass fibers in commercial quantities. That discovery launched more than a new product. It set in motion a remarkable series of events that included the birth of Owens Corning and the spawning of new industries related to the production of fiber glass materials. From its inception in 1938, Owens Corning has leveraged the power of innovation to achieve its mission of delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. And for nearly 75 years, Owens Corning has led virtually every major technological advance in glass fiber technology. Through the years, Owens Corning innovations have ranged from military applications during World War II and the Fiberglas™ - reinforced 1954 Chevrolet Corvette to the manufacture of materials for Apollo space suits, insulation of the Trans-Alaska pipeline and the Fiberglas™ roof of the Haj Terminal in Saudi Arabia, to name but a few. This spirit of innovation continues today with revolutionary solutions such as Owens Corning’s high-performance EcoTouch™ insulation, introduced in 2011. Owens Corning’s dedication to innovation has fueled a proud heritage that inspires its employees around the world to embrace a shared commitment to turning knowledge into value for the company’s customers, and to positively impacting the way people live, work, and play. To learn more about Owens Corning’s proud heritage of innovation - and bright future - please visit the OC@75 history website.


Distinctions
Owens Corning is recognized as a leading global producer of residential and commercial
building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite
systems. The company and its people have earned many accolades for this work,
including the following recent awards and distinctions.


Fortune 500®
Owens Corning has been recognized as a Fortune® 500 company for 59 consecutive years. In 2013, the company ranked 476th on the Fortune listing, which ranks the largest companies in the United States based on revenue.




InformationWeek Top Technology Innovators
Owens Corning was ranked 165th on a list of the top 500 technology innovators
in the United States in 2012, according to InformationWeek magazine.
Of the manufacturing companies on the list, Owens Corning was ranked ninth.


Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
In 2012, for the third year in a row, Owens Corning earned placement in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) in recognition of its sustainability initiatives. Composed of global sustainability leaders, the DJSI World Index is an elite listing of the top 10 percent of the world’s 2,500 largest companies based on long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.


David Weekley Homes Partner of Choice
In 2012, Owens Corning was honored for its commitment to quality with the highly respected “Partners of Choice” Award from David Weekley Homes, the third-largest for-profit, privately-held U.S. home builder. As the recipient of this elite recognition for the third consecutive year, Owens Corning achieved an “A” rating representing world-class excellence in quality.


Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index
Owens Corning earned a place among the nation’s elite climate-related innovators in 2012. The company was recognized by Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes as a leader in the innovation of clean-tech solutions and new products, the mitigation of climate change related risks and the management of carbon emissions.


EnerQuality Industry Partner
Owens Corning Canada earned honors as the EnerQuality Industry Partner of the
Year for 2011. The partner award recognizes a company that has made a positive
contribution to the building industry. Announced in early 2012, the award recognized
Owens Corning’s partnership with builders and its code-based Foamular®
CodeBord™ Air Barrier System solution.


Corporate Equality Index
For the ninth consecutive year, Owens Corning received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI rating every year since 2004.