GAF Commits to Reducing Environmental Impact with 2030 Planet Goals
“As industry leaders, we have a responsibility to use our expertise and resources to make a positive impact on our communities and our planet, which is why we’ve set these ambitious goals,” said Jim Schnepper, CEO of GAF. “We are making strategic investments to achieve those goals and, ultimately, to leave the planet better than we found it for our children – and their children.”
The GAF 2021 Social Impact Report showcases the important progress already achieved toward creating a more sustainable future, and details how GAF works to make a positive difference as neighbors and partners in its communities. To view the interactive report, visit: gaf.com/sustainabilitypromise
The GAF 2030 Planet Goals include:
- Drive product circularity in the North American roofing industry: GAF will divert 1 million tons of roofing materials from landfills each year and integrate recycled asphalt shingle content into all of its shingle products by 2030.
- Divert operational waste: GAF will achieve an 80 percent waste diversion rate across all manufacturing facilities. The company will recycle 100 percent of TPO/shingle scrap as a result of the manufacturing process, and also retain, recycle or reuse 100 percent of fiberglass mat scraps and cores.
- Reduce carbon emissions: The company will reduce embodied carbon across its product portfolio through manufacturing and operations efforts and will also work to reduce operational carbon in buildings and communities through its products, services and expertise.
- Increase and expand product transparency and green portfolio offerings: GAF will work to achieve Environmental Product Declarations for 100 percent of its core product portfolio and conduct product life cycle assessments on all GAF products. In partnership with GAF Energy, the companies will generate 2.5GW of power from solar roofs.
GAF, a Standard Industries company, is the leading roofing and waterproofing manufacturer in North America. For more than 135 years, GAF has been trusted to protect what matters most for families, communities and business owners with its innovative solutions and focus on customer service. GAF's leadership extends to its commitment to making a positive impact on its communities, industry, and planet. Learn more at www.GAF.com