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Owens Corning earns place among nation’s elite climate-related innovators

TOLEDO, Ohio April 23, 2012

The Maplecroft Climate Innovation Indexes (CIIs) are comprehensive studies of the country’s largest multinational companies and how they manage and adapt to climate change, with a special focus on innovation.

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Maplecroft rated each company against more than 100 criteria, including: technological innovation and new working practices to combat climate change impacts; management of climate-related issues; adaption to physical climate-related risks, such as flooding or more extreme weather events throughout the supply chain; and, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

"It’s an honor to have earned a place on this list," 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 more sustainable solutions to our building materials and composites customers around the world.

"We are particularly proud that a special emphasis was placed on innovation, a core value and a practice which Owens Corning has a rich history – and an exciting future," he added.

Other companies who share a place on this list include GE, Alcoa, Johnson Controls, Ford and Intel. According to Maplecroft, Owens Corning is among a list of companies that will enable investors to identify the most resilient and innovative companies with the best long-term growth prospects. Maplecroft believes these companies are best positioned to succeed in the climate-changed, low-carbon environment of the future.

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