Cornerstone Building Brands is deeply committed to the communities where our customers and employees live, work and play.
Home for Good project
As an extension of our company purpose to give back to the communities where people live, work and play, the Home for Good project directly addresses the need for affordable housing across the US. Through the donation of more than $2 million dollars in Ply Gem residential building products to Habitat for Humanity®, we’ve helped to build or remodel more than 500 hundred homes in 90 communities across the U.S. since 2016.
Leaning on our shared commitment to community, we’ve partnered with some of Country Music’s most-awarded artists help us spread the word about this critical issue. In 2020, we’re excited to have superstar Luke Bryan as our Home for Good project ambassador.
In addition, hundreds of Cornerstone Building Brands employees have volunteered on home builds across more than 30 cities and will participate once again this year.”
Employee assistance program
Caring for the needs of our internal team is a priority. Our Employee Disaster Relief Fund is available to employees who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. The ongoing effectiveness of the Fund is made possible thanks to employee donations and support from Cornerstone Building Brands. Every contribution matters and when combined with the donations of others helps to provide a tax-free grant (USA) to assist fellow employees in need when they are faced with unexpected circumstances.
In order to meet the unique needs of the communities where we live and work, each local team at our 80+ locations provides support and assistance to charitable organizations through initiatives such as food and coat drives, tutoring and mentoring programs, blood drives, breast cancer awareness initiatives and other causes.
As demand for environmentally friendly construction materials has grown, so has our commitment to creating green products. Cornerstone Building Brands manufactures components high in recycled content that meet ENERGY STAR and LEED certification requirements to improve your project's overall sustainability.
Many of our commercial building products are made from steel, the most recycled building material in the world. Up to 60% of the steel we use is constructed using recycled materials, and our products are virtually 100% recyclable. Recyclable metal products help conserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact. They also last longer than conventional construction solutions and do not have to be maintained or replaced as often—thus reducing unnecessary waste and labor costs.
Employee health & safety
"Safety 24/7/365—Personal Responsibility, Constant Focus, and Zero Compromise."
Ensuring the safety and health of our employees is a core value of Cornerstone Building Brands. Every day, we strive to provide a work environment that is 100% free of hazards and demand adherence to safe work practices at all times.
Our mission is to eliminate incidents and injuries by developing a positive culture of safety through ongoing training, interactive programs and enhanced risk management oversight. These initiatives include:
- Initial safety training upon hire. Monthly and annual training sessions are conducted for many positions to ensure that employees remain up-to-date and knowledgeable in their specific work areas.
- Ongoing behavior-based safety programs, which provide a forum for co-workers to interact over the course of the day and provide feedback to their teams. Daily "tool box" meetings allow employees to share and discuss everyday safety practices.
- Hands-on and webcast training sessions with members of the Safety and Risk Team to help individual locations develop strong safety culture and habits.
Our Safety Promise: To continuously promote and maintain a safe work environment for our employees, customers, vendors and visitors, and to create a focus on safety and health beyond the workplace—with our families and one another, in everything that we do. To achieve this, we must:
- Create a positive safety culture by providing education, training, equipment and oversight to achieve and sustain zero incidents and injuries.
- Communicate a personal commitment to safety in all of our actions, both what we demonstrate personally and tolerate publicly.
- Empower all employees to actively engage others in safety conversations to enforce the principle that all incidents and injuries are preventable.
- Believe in safety for ourselves, our family and our co-workers.
Conflict minerals sourcing policy
Many industries rely upon certain minerals that are mined in the area of Africa described as the “Conflict Region,” which includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo and surrounding countries to produce their products. These minerals include tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. Some of these minerals are mined and sold under the control of armed groups that engage in violent conflict and commit human rights abuses.
In sourcing materials from vendors, it is the policy of Cornerstone Building Brands to avoid the use of conflict minerals originating from the Conflict Region, unless those minerals have been sourced responsibly. Our suppliers acquire and use minerals from multiple sources worldwide. As part of Cornerstone Building Brands’ commitment to corporate responsibility, we expect our suppliers to develop reasonable due diligence frameworks and policies designed to prevent the use of conflict minerals sourced from the Conflict Region from being included in products sold to us, unless the facilities from which those minerals originated have been certified as “conflict free.”
Cornerstone Building Brands' Expectations for Suppliers:
- Supply “DRC Conflict Free” materials. Suppliers are expected to supply materials to Cornerstone Building Brands that are “DRC conflict free,” which means any tin, tungsten, tantalum, and gold necessary to the functionality or production of supplied materials was sourced only from (1) mines and smelters outside of the Conflict Region or (2) mines and smelters which have been certified by an independent third party as “conflict free” if sourced within the Conflict Region.
- Adopt conflict minerals policies. Cornerstone Building Brands encourages its suppliers to adopt a policy regarding conflict minerals consistent with Cornerstone Building Brands' policy, implement management systems to support compliance with their policy, and require their suppliers to take the same steps.
- Send surveys to their suppliers and complete Cornerstone Building Brands' survey. Cornerstone Building Brands' suppliers are expected to pass the EICC-GeSI Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (the “CMRT”) to their suppliers and successively upstream until the smelter/refiner is identified. The survey information must then be passed back down through the levels of the supply chain to Cornerstone Building Brands' direct supplier, who can then complete the CMRT and provide responses to Cornerstone Building Brands.
- Suppliers who do not comply with these requirements shall be reviewed by our purchasing managers for future business. Cornerstone Building Brands will continue to regularly perform due diligence and survey its suppliers to verify compliance with this policy.