2021 Noteworthy Company | Owens Corning
Brian ChambersChairman and CEO
“Inclusion is critical to building a diverse workforce. To create an inclusive environment, we must be willing to face our unconscious biases. We also need to ensure we are always challenging ourselves to determine how we recognize them, push through them and create opportunities for everyone around us.”
Leah MaguireVice President, Inclusion and Diversity
“When naming our strategy, we made a conscious choice to put the word inclusion before the word diversity, because we believe inclusion is what enables diversity to flourish. Employees who feel valued and understood can bring their authentic selves to work every day. When that happens, the entire company benefits.”
From The Company
Owens Corning seeks to ensure that every employee has an opportunity to thrive in a fair, healthy and high-performing environment, one that represents people from various racial, ethnic, gender, religious, language, socioeconomic, family and cultural backgrounds, as well as people with different life experiences and interests. In doing so, we are fulfilling Owens Corning’s overall sustainability efforts, which aim to improve the lives of everyone with whom we interact.
We seek to attract and develop the industry’s best talent — those who are rich in diversity and highly capable. Once they’ve joined us, we want to remove barriers and empower all employees to unlock their full potential. When we succeed we open new pools of talent, which leads to workforce and leadership teams that are connected to and reflective of our communities.
We also strive to take actions that advance inclusion and diversity in the communities where we serve. In 2020, we committed $1 million to create homeownership opportunities for families of color in Toledo, Ohio, home to Owens Corning world headquarters.
The OC Foundation also directed a gift of $1 million to support underrepresented students in the School of the Built Environment within Bowling Green State University’s College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
Owens Corning is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture where employees feel valued, understood and inspired to be their authentic selves to work. We are honored to be recognized by DiversityInc for our efforts in creating a more equitable world.