Caring For Our Employees

Our employees are the heart of our business, and we have been committed to their safety and well-being for more than 115 years. We are proud that the Detroit Free Press has named us a “Top Workplace” for four straight years, and we have also been recognized with the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.

Safety is our first and most important core value. We believe no job is so urgent that it cannot be done safely. More than half of our manufacturing operations have surpassed 1 million hours without a lost-time injury.

We earned the National Safety Council’s Robert W. Campbell Award in 2016 for our excellence in environmental, health and safety management. The Campbell Award is one of the world’s most respected celebrations of safety-first culture.

On average, we operate 16 times more safely than other manufacturers, largely because every member of our team is empowered to put safety above all else. Thanks to that focus, our employees in Michigan haven’t lost time to a workplace injury for more than 17 years.

Caring For Our Environment

We have been a steward of our area’s natural resources for more than 115 years, and sustainable practices are core to our business. It’s how we build a better world for our customers, employees and communities while caring for our business and the world around us. We are focused on reducing waste, using resources more efficiently and transforming manufacturing byproducts into valuable resources.

Our EcoblueprintTM strategy is USG’s public commitment to completing three goals by 2020:

  • Reduce greenhouse emissions by 20 percent
  • Reduce operational waste to landfills by 50 percent
  • Conduct life cycle assessments of all product lines

We were proud to be named one of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies in 2018.

In Michigan, the proof of our stewardship is visible on our property. Our operations have evolved over the last century, from manual labor with hand tools to sophisticated, energy-efficient machinery. At each step, we took care to safely close former operations and return the land to its native state by planting trees and creating wildlife habitats.

Today, visitors see almost no trace of our former operations in the area, proof of our commitment to using Michigan’s natural resources responsibly.

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