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USG Corporation Reinforces Commitment to Environmental Responsibility with Corporate Sustainability Report

Monday, April 09, 2012

USG Corporation Reinforces Commitment to Environmental Responsibility with Corporate Sustainability Report10:00 EDT Monday, April 09, 2012 CHICAGO (Business Wire) -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) today announced the release of its Corporate Sustainability Report Update. The voluntary report, titled Building in Harmony, describes USG's approach to sustainability and the company's commitment to responsible business practices. USG's Corporate Sustainability Report can be accessed at USG's website, Sustainable development can be described as the practice of efficiently using energy and natural resources to meet current needs without compromising the needs of future generations. USG defines sustainability as balancing economic, environmental and social factors to guide business decisions creating long term value for the corporation, its stakeholders and society. The report highlights three areas—environmental, social and economic sustainability, reviewing USG's efforts and progress through 2011 and clarifying the company's future objectives. “Our commitment to sustainable business practices is stronger than ever. Regardless of economic challenges, our focus on our environmental impact, safety performance, and innovation remain key priorities within USG,” said Jim Metcalf, chairman, president and chief executive officer, USG Corporation. “And our dedication to these responsibilities has resulted in significant contributions to successfully managing our business.” The environmental sustainability section of the report describes the company's commitment to reduce and reuse waste, use natural resources such as water and energy more efficiently, and recycle materials into new resources. EcoBlueprint™ is USG's focused commitment to reducing the company's environmental impacts that are most relevant to customers, products, and operations. It aligns USG's corporate strategy with environmental sustainability and comprises three main priorities: develop responsible customer solutions; enhance energy management; and improve resource utilization. The second section describes USG's social responsibility and its long-standing commitment to communities in which it conducts business. USG is a leader in industrial safety and providing safe workplaces is its number-one priority. Additionally, the company supports programs that help communities in need and that safeguard the environment, helping revitalize, and protect and preserve human health and natural resources. The report's final section describes USG's economic sustainability and its focus on building trustworthy and mutually beneficial relationships with employees, customers and business partners. The company's unwavering philosophy has helped USG provide the leading-edge building solutions used for the past 110 years. “This update illustrates the significant progress we have achieved on our sustainability journey since our inaugural report,” said Al Zucco, senior director, Energy and Sustainability, USG Corporation. “We are well on our way toward achieving our 2020 goals.” The 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report is available in its entirety at, where news and information on the company's sustainability practices will be updated regularly under the EcoBlueprint section. USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc. and L&W Supply Corporation and other subsidiaries. Headquartered in Chicago, USG's worldwide operations serve the residential and non-residential construction markets, repair and remodel construction markets, and industrial processes. USG's wall, ceiling, flooring and roofing products provide leading-edge building solutions for customers, while L&W Supply center locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials nationwide. For additional information, visit USG CorporationMedia Inquiries: 312/436-4356Investor Relations: 312/436-6098