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Thousands of Johns Manville employees take part in company’s first Global Community Day

Company has seen an 85 percent increase in employee volunteerism in recent years

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:03 am MDT

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DENVER
"Our employees understand the value of getting involved in the areas where we live and work"

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading building products manufacturer, held its first “Global Community Day” earlier this month to help local charities and promote employee volunteerism. Nearly half of the company’s 7,600 employees worldwide participated in more than 50 local events and activities.

Global Community Day was organized as part of Johns Manville’s employee-driven Corporate Social Responsibility program. JM employees have demonstrated their desire to support their communities by participating in company-sponsored community outreach activities on an increasingly frequent basis. The company tracks volunteer statistics and has seen twice the number of volunteers and an 85 percent increase in volunteer hours since 2011. In 2017 alone, JM logged over 12,000 volunteer hours by almost 4,700 volunteers who helped with nearly 270 community outreach projects.

In the Denver area, where Johns Manville is headquartered, employees observed Global Community Day by working at local homeless shelters; serving lunch at the Ronald McDonald House; volunteering at the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Seniors’ Resource Center; sending care packages to the troops overseas; participating in a Habitat for Humanity build; and volunteering with other organizations. Two of the largest activities were separate bike builds with Denver-based Wish for Wheels, a nonprofit organization that gives new bicycles and helmets to kids in low-income communities.

At plant locations around the world, employees hosted a charity kickball tournament; volunteered at animal shelters; adopted streets and picked up trash; conducted food and clothing drives; delivered Meals on Wheels; collected new and fun bed sheets for pediatric oncology patients; provided landscaping services; and participated in other volunteer activities.

“Our employees understand the value of getting involved in the areas where we live and work,” said Mary Rhinehart, JM’s President and CEO. “Our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility – which includes volunteerism, financial support and in-kind donations – helps build stronger communities and creates a positive company culture. It is just one of the ways we deliver a positive JM Experience to those around us.”

About Johns Manville

Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B), is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium-quality products for building insulation, mechanical insulation, commercial roofing and roof insulation, as well as fibers and nonwovens for commercial, industrial and residential applications. JM serves markets that include aerospace, automotive and transportation, air handling, appliance, HVAC, pipe and equipment, filtration, waterproofing, building, flooring, interiors and wind energy. In business since 1858, the Denver-based company has annual sales over $3 billion and holds leadership positions in all of the key markets that it serves. Johns Manville employs 7,600 people and operates 43 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and China. Additional information can be found at www.jm.com.

Contact:

Johns Manville
Holly Leiker, 303-475-1690
Holly.Leiker@jm.com