Our Building Science Makes Insulation Smarter
Owens Corning is a global leader in engineered materials for insulation, roofing, and composites. Our market-leading businesses deliver a broad spectrum of innovative and high-quality products and services. Our products range from glass fiber used to reinforce composite materials for transportation, building and construction, marine, infrastructure, wind energy, and other high-performance markets, to insulation and roofing for residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Global in scope and human in scale, 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. Through our glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place.
Our insulating products help customers conserve energy, provide improved acoustical performance, and offer convenience of installation and use. Our Insulation segment includes a market mix of residential, commercial, industrial, and other markets; and a channel mix of retail, contractor, and distribution. Our products in the residential channel include thermal and acoustical batts, loosefill insulation, bonded and granulated mineral wool insulation, foam sheathing and accessories, and are sold under well-recognized brand names and trademarks such as Owens Corning PINK FIBERGLAS Insulation, FOAMULAR XPS Insulation and Thermafiber Mineral Wool Insulation.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
Our people and products make the world a better place. This is a statement we live by every day in working to make our products sustainable and meet the needs of an ever more demanding marketplace.
Our biggest impact comes through the products we offer and the way they are used. We look to provide products that save energy, contribute to good living environments, are safe to use and have an end of life that is regenerative. Our supply chain is diverse and complex. Social and environmental impacts happen at every stage of every product’s lifecycle. Over the years, we have worked on product attributes that improve the sustainability of our products and pursued certifications to communicate that improvement to our stakeholders.
We reduce the company’s environmental footprint by delivering energy efficient and durable material solutions at scale, supporting local communities, for safe work environments. Furthermore, we constantly set goals to measure, reduce, and report our footprint. We are also 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, safe, healthy, and efficient homes. Based on the science of climate change, we are taking aggressive actions in our operations to reduce our environmental impact, well in advance of public policy requirements.
Our insulation products are SCS Certified for Recycled Content (EcoTouch PINK FIBERGLAS 73%†, FOAMULAR XPS 20%*) and have earned UL GREENGUARD GOLD certifications for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air. Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for all core building products are certified and issued by UL Environment. The Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a document for reporting the material contents of building products and the potential hazard associated with these materials and is available for EcoTouch PINK FIBERGLAS, FOAMULAR XPS and Thermafiber Mineral Wool insulations. EcoTouch PINK FIBERGLAS insulation has received Declare label; providing a clear, and informative method for the manufacturer to disclose ingredients of their products.
†73% recycled content is based on the average recycled glass content in all Owens Corning fiberglass batts, rolls and unbonded loosefill insulation manufactured in Canada, SCS certified. *Minimum 20% recycled content, SCS certified.