CertainTeed touts sustainability efforts

Published: January 17, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Sustainability, Construction, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

VALLEY FORGE, PA. (Jan. 17, 2:30 p.m. ET) – Building products maker CertainTeed Corp. has reduced energy consumption by 15 percent and water usage by 24 percent over the past four years.

The Valley Forge-based company added that it has decreased the amount of waste going to landfills from its facilities by 33 percent.

CertainTeed credited “an aggressive, highly organized approach to sustainability” for the improvements at its more than 60 North American factories.

During 2010 and 2011, about 6,000 CertainTeed employees received various sustainability training, which has helped drive the energy, water and waste reductions, the company said.

“Through our collective efforts, we have established a strong culture of respect for the environment that will continue to help preserve and protect the communities in which we live and work,” said Chris Altmansberger, vice president of operations support and process sustainability, in a news release.

More than 30 CertainTeed plants have achieved ISO 14001 certification, which helps drive continuous improvement in environmental performance.

CertainTeed ranked No. 4 in Plastics News' survey of North American pipe, profile and tubing extruders, with estimated relevant sales of $675 million.


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