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Owens Corning Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Post Time:Sep 09,2011Classify:Company NewsView:329

 For the second year in a row, Owens Corning


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.

"We are extremely proud to have again earned placement in the DJSI World Index," said Owens Corning Chief Sustainability Officer Frank O'Brien-Bernini. "Owens Corning is committed to balancing economic growth with social progress and environmental stewardship as we deliver sustainable solutions to our building materials and composites customers around the world.


"To this end, we have adopted an increasingly holistic approach that impacts our operations, our products, and how we work with our customers and suppliers to deliver sustainable solutions," he added.


Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions in both of its primary business segments: Building Materials and Composites. A leading manufacturer of energy-saving insulation, Owens Corning recently introduced its revolutionary EcoTouch(TM) insulation. EcoTouch(TM) is a new class of high-performance residential and commercial insulation made with a minimum of 99 percent minerals and plant-based compounds and is third-party certified to be a minimum 50 percent recycled content and formaldehyde-free. The company's glass fiber reinforcements, fabrics and non-wovens are used in a wide variety of composite applications. Owens Corning glass reinforcements are used to reduce the weight of vehicle components to improve fuel efficiency, to increase infrastructure durability, and to make wind turbine blades that support the growing global demand for low-carbon, renewable energy.


The DJSI follows a best-in-class approach and includes sustainability leaders from industries worldwide, serving as an important guide for investors to assess a company's sustainability portfolio. Selection to the DJSI is based on an in-depth analysis of a company's economic, environmental and social aspects with a focus on long-term development of corporate value. Listed companies are considered to demonstrate continuous improvement every year with regard to sustainability and are assessed by analysts from the Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM).


Source: http://www.marketwatch.comAuthor: shangyi

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