Owens Corning announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Owens Corning joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.

Daniel Smith, senior vice president of organization and administration at Owens Corning, stated, "Owens Corning is pleased to be recognized as an organization that fosters a safe, open and inclusive environment where our employees feel valued and respected. We recognize and understand the impact these factors have on our employees and their well-being."

The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. Owens Corning's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria resulted in a 100-percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the 13 th time.

Owens Corning operates five employee-led affinity groups that work to advance the company's commitment to inclusiveness. They include the African American Resource Group; Connections; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Advocates; Owens Corning Multicultural Network; and Women's Information Network. These affinity groups develop programs and activities focused on fostering employee engagement, business impact and community connections.

For more information on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index or a copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures, and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company's market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 16,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500 ® company for 62 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

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