USG Corporation Reinforces Commitment to Environmental Responsibility with Corporate Sustainability Report
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- USG Corporation (USG) today announced the release of its Corporate Sustainability Report Update. The voluntary report, titled Building in Harmony, describes USGs approach to sustainability and the companys commitment to responsible business practices. USGs Corporate Sustainability Report can be accessed at USGs website, www.usg.com.
Sustainable development can be described as the practice of efficiently using energy and natural resources to meet current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. USG defines sustainability as balancing economic, environmental and social factors to guide business decisions creating long term value for the corporation, its stakeholders and society.
The report highlights three areasenvironmental, social and economic sustainability, reviewing USGs efforts and progress through 2011 and clarifying the companys future objectives.
Our commitment to sustainable business practices is stronger than ever. Regardless of economic challenges, our focus on our environmental impact, safety performance, and innovation remain key priorities within USG, said Jim Metcalf, chairman, president and chief executive officer, USG Corporation. And our dedication to these responsibilities has resulted in significant contributions to successfully managing our business.
The environmental sustainability section of the report describes the companys commitment to reduce and reuse waste, use natural resources such as water and energy more efficiently, and recycle materials into new resources. EcoBlueprint" is USGs focused commitment to reducing the companys environmental impacts that are most relevant to customers, products, and operations. It aligns USGs corporate strategy with environmental sustainability and comprises three main priorities: develop responsible customer solutions; enhance energy management; and improve resource utilization.
The second section describes USGs social responsibility and its long-standing commitment to communities in which it conducts business. USG is a leader in industrial safety and providing safe workplaces is its number-one priority. Additionally, the company supports programs that help communities in need and that safeguard the environment, helping revitalize, and protect and preserve human health and natural resources.
The reports final section describes USGs economic sustainability and its focus on building trustworthy and mutually beneficial relationships with employees, customers and business partners. The companys unwavering philosophy has helped USG provide the leading-edge building solutions used for the past 110 years.
This update illustrates the significant progress we have achieved on our sustainability journey since our inaugural report, said Al Zucco, senior director, Energy and Sustainability, USG Corporation. We are well on our way toward achieving our 2020 goals.
The 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report is available in its entirety at www.usg.com, where news and information on the companys sustainability practices will be updated regularly under the EcoBlueprint section.
USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc. and L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply center locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.
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Source: USG CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012