Johns Manville (JM) is receiving recognition for setting sustainability standards for other businesses to follow. ColoradoBiz magazine spotlighted JM as one of 50 Colorado firms on a greener path at its inaugural Green Colorado Awards presented recently in Denver.
“Sustainability is a journey and we work hard each and every day to make JM a better resident of the community,” says Mary Rhinehart, JM president and CEO. “We are proud to be recognized as leading the way in creating sustainable products and practices that deliver a powerful JM Experience to our stakeholders. Our goal is to make a positive contribution—financially, environmentally and socially—as we build a sustainable future for JM.”
Three years ago, JM began publishing an annual report on sustainability. The latest “We Build Environments” report, released in May of this year, presents the company’s approach to building sustainable solutions for the future and shows its progress towards accomplishing its long-term sustainability goals. JM is committed to reducing the waste and carbon intensity of its operations, increasing energy efficiency, decreasing solid waste and using more recycled materials.
In late 2013, the company completed a renovation of its headquarters offices in Denver, CO, with a specific focus of creating a more sustainable facility. The company used many products it makes as well as some made by sister Berkshire Hathaway companies and JM customers to build an office space that features low-energy lighting, ergonomic work stations, an energy-efficient HVAC system, and centralized recycling areas.
JM received recognition in the “Real Estate/Construction/Development” category at the Green Colorado Awards ceremony.