USG’s approach to sustainability promotes functional as well as corporate responsibility and accountability. Sustainability goals are applied equally to product design and manufacture, business operations, customer support functions and vendor relations. USG evaluates and adjusts its production processes and operating efficiencies in order to achieve the best possible ratio of resource consumption to manufacturing productivity. USG incorporates the basic design requirements of long-term product sustainability into its existing and new product solutions.
Each decision made in the selection and use of raw materials in USG products is based on careful consideration of their environmental effects over time. The aim is to minimize — or eliminate altogether — the possibility of a negative impact on our present and future environment. This decision-making process requires a comprehensive evaluation of every aspect of a given product’s positive and negative characteristics. The process is intensive and continuous, but it results in the design and production of building components that meet our sustainability criteria: durability, life and product safety and reducing long-term environmental impact.
USG’s Corporate Sustainability Reports document the company’s dedication to sustainability through manufacturing and providing the most innovative products and services to customers for creating sustainable spaces.