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With each passing year, it becomes more evident that sustainable design is more than just a trend—it’s a global movement committed to creating a better future for us all.
USG’s approach to sustainability has always promoted corporate responsibility and accountability. Climate change, waste consumption, and drinking water shortages are the most challenging problems that humanity faces both today and in the future. The science is clear, and it is our priority to take leadership to combat climate change and ensure we conserve resources for future generations.
USG has recently taken our sustainability commitment to a new level by committing to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) in pursuit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with climate science. In November 2021, Chris Griffin committed USG to SBTi. He publicly pledged USG to a 30% reduction in our manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions and a 15% reduction in our non-manufacturing greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030. USG’s greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals are ambitious, yet achievable by 2030.
These science-based targets provide companies across a variety of industries with a path toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement goals, namely limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. More than 2,000 businesses around the world have committed to SBTi but only 6 US-based companies from the building product sector have adopted sustainability goals based on science-based targets.
SBTi provides and reviews carbon emissions reduction targets in line with climate science. The program also requires companies to be transparent and accountable for committed targets by providing yearly progress reports.
Stay tuned to the USG Blog for more exciting details on our SBTi commitment coming later this month!