VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The CertainTeed roofing plant in Shreveport, La., recently strengthened the sustainability of its operations and achieved the globally recognized ISO 14001 certification. The certification is demonstrative of CertainTeed’s ongoing commitment to environmental responsibility at its manufacturing facilities.

Developed by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO 14001 standards were created to help companies minimize their environmental impact and achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance. To secure the globally recognized certification, CertainTeed developed a formalized environmental management system that underwent rigorous, third party evaluation.

“ISO 14001 instills a culture of environmental responsibility and continuous improvement that maximizes the sustainability of our operations,” said Tom Smith, president of CertainTeed Roofing. “The Shreveport plant certification shows a superlative team effort and validates CertainTeed’s position as a leader in the development of sustainable building products that are manufactured with respect for the environment.”

A part of the community for more than 80 years, the Shreveport plant runs two separate production lines and has 73 employees. It produces several asphalt shingle product lines and accessories, including XT™ 25, XT™ 30 and CT 20, as well as the popular Landmark™ Series shingles. Many of the plant’s products are ENERGY STAR-rated and contribute to NAHB Green Building Standards and LEED certification. Shingles are manufactured with pre- and post-consumer recycled content, including slag, stone granules, corrugated mixed paper and sludge, which ultimately reduces landfill waste and carbon emissions.

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