Cornerstone Building Brands has been awarded the 2022 Social Impact Award by the Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC) for its Home for Good project. Presented to one VSC member each year, the award recognizes a member’s strong commitment to community through an outstanding project or program that addresses a social concern.
Cornerstone Building Brands’ Home for Good project is a multi-year initiative that provides exterior building products to Habitat for Humanity to aid in the building of affordable housing for low-income families. Since 2016, the Home for Good project has donated more than $2.8 million in residential building products as well as hundreds of employee volunteer hours to aid in the construction of more than 600 homes in 90 communities.
“We are honored to receive VSC’s Social Impact Award recognizing the impact that our annual donation of residential building products has on hundreds of families in need of an affordable place to call home,” says Rose Lee, president and CEO of Cornerstone Building Brands. “As the affordable housing crisis continues across America, we are committed to positively contributing to the communities where we live, work and play by helping to build stronger, more beautiful and sustainable communities that support access to home ownership for families at all income levels.”
“Giving back to the communities where you live and work is an important aspect of social sustainability,” says Jay Thomas, executive director of the Vinyl Sustainability Council. “Cornerstone Building Brands’ commitment to providing affordable housing is having a positive effect on thousands of lives. It is an honor to present them with the 2022 Social Impact Award.”
Throughout 2021, the company partnered with Habitat for Humanity to support long-term recovery from natural disasters, providing fortified products, such as impact windows and performance siding, that are more resistant to natural disasters.
As a member of VSC, Cornerstone Building Brands has joined more than 50 other organizations in advancing sustainable performance throughout the vinyl value chain. Together, VSC members are establishing baselines and determining goals to track and report on the vinyl industry’s progress.