USG Corp. announced that the Science-Based Targets initiative approved its 2030 emission reduction targets. USG is one of just a few companies in the U.S. building product sector that has signed onto SBTi, and the approval is a significant step toward the company’s commitment to building a sustainable future.

“USG is committed to using sustainability as a lens to think about our products, our processes and our impact on the world,” said Chris Griffin, president and CEO of USG. “Our heritage is one of responsibility and environmental stewardship. We are intensely focused on innovating and manufacturing in a manner that minimizes environmental impact while preserving natural resources for future generations. As we look toward building a more sustainable future, I am incredibly proud of our 2030 Sustainability goals and the approval of our ambitious SBTi targets.”

Transforming its footprint by reducing emissions is one of four sustainability goals that the company announced in 2022. USG’s other goals include enhancing customer well-being by creating healthier and more sustainable products, delivering a circular economy with the creation of recycling programs for job site waste, and putting people first by ensuring a physically safe and healthy work environment for all employees.

“When it comes to sustainability, USG is an industry leader with a proactive approach to climate change,” Griffin added. “There is much work to be done, but we acknowledge our duty in acting sustainably at all levels to ensure a greener future.”

Science-based targets are targets aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. USG has signed on to reduce carbon emissions from manufacturing (Scope 1 and 2) at the WB-2°C (well below 2 degrees Celsius) level, which equates to a 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. USG has also committed to reducing carbon emissions associated with purchased raw materials and services, transportation and waste generation (Scope 3) by 15 percent within the same period.