USG - Environment Matters
"USG has a long history of manufacturing products with low-environmental impact materials and technologies. Wherever possible, plants consume clean fuels, such as low-sulfur oil or natural gas. Water treatment equipment installed at USG paper mills and ceiling tile plants recycles water and reduces effluent discharges to municipal treatment systems. And the company actively conserves energy by recycling heat. USG is active in a variety of environmental organizations. The company was also one of the founding members of the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993 and participates in construction recycling demonstration projects with the National Association of Home Builders.
We offer products that are environmentally acceptable, safe, and effective when used as intended. We use recycled and sustainable raw materials in product formulation and development. For example, our ceiling products range from 25-95 percent recycled content based on a weighted average of component materials and our DONN Brand systems have a recycled content of 90 percent for aluminum suspension systems and 25 percent for steel suspension systems. "