Owens Corning Recognized by Corporate Equality Index for 10th year
Company earns perfect score on Index for 10th consecutive year
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2013
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today
announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014
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. This is the 10^th consecutive year
Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI rating.
The 2014 CEI rated 934 companies on a scale of 0 to 100 percent. Owens
Corning was one of 303 national companies to achieve a perfect CEI score. To
achieve a perfect score and the distinction as one of the "Best Places to Work
for LGBT Equality," companies must have fully-inclusive equal employment
opportunity policies, provide equal employment benefits, demonstrate
organizational LGBT competency and a public commitment to equality, and
exercise responsible citizenship.
"Owens Corning is extremely excited to be recognized by the Human Rights
Campaign for the 10^th consecutive year as one of the best places to work for
LGBT equality," said Frank O'Brien-Bernini, Owens Corning vice president and
Chief Sustainability Officer, and executive sponsor of the company's Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Advocates (GLBTA) affinity group.
"Embracing diversity and inclusion provides a competitive advantage by
creating an environment where the most outstanding talent in the world feels
welcomed, respected and valued for their contributions. This enables Owens
Corning and our customers to take full advantage of the collective experience
and perspective that our employees possess."
Owens Corning has demonstrated a commitment to maintaining a diverse and
inclusive workplace. The company operates five employee-led affinity groups
that work to advance the company's commitment to inclusiveness. These
affinity groups, which include the African American Resource Group;
Connections; GLBTA; Owens Corning Multicultural Network; and Women's
Information Network, develop programs and activities focused on fostering
employee engagement, business impact and community connections.
For further information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a
free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and
commercial building materials, glass-fiber reinforcements and engineered
materials for composite systems.A Fortune^® 500 Company for 59 consecutive
years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability by delivering
solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives.Celebrating its 75^th
anniversary in 2013, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of
glass-fiber technology with sales of $5.2 billion in 2012 and about 15,000
employees in 27 countries on five continents.Additional information is
available at www.owenscorning.com.
About the Human Rights Campaign
The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness
and equality for all.
SOURCE Owens Corning
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