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Newsweek Honors Worthington as One of America's Most Responsible Companies

Newsweek’s annual listing of America's Most Responsible Companies, which was announced earlier this month, includes Worthington for the third consecutive year.

Newsweek works in partnership with Statista to create the list. Newsweek ranks companies based on more than 30 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the top 2,000 public U.S. headquartered companies by revenue. Analysis included a survey of 17,000 U.S. residents who were asked to evaluate corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance.

In late September 2023, Worthington released its annual Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report. Key highlights included:

  • Recycling, Reusing and Diverting: Worthington has a dedicated team focused on recycling or reusing nearly 100 percent of scrap steel. Companywide, the business diverted 97 percent of total waste from landfills.
  • Reducing Carbon Footprint: Lowered greenhouse gas emissions intensity (Scope 1 and 2 emissions per $1,000/revenue) by 36 percent to 0.061 compared to levels tracked in CY20. The Company remains committed to net-zero emissions by 2050. 
  • Increasing Use of Renewable Energy: Measured a 1,540 percent increase in gigajoules used in FY23 compared to CY20. The Leon, Mexico, facility meets nearly 100 percent of its electrical demand through solar panels.
  • Enhancing an Inclusive and Diverse Workforce: Throughout FY23, Worthington filled 53 percent of open salaried positions with diverse employees.
  • Prioritizing a Safe Workplace: At the end of 2022, Worthington’s Total Case Incident Report per 100 employees was 1.8x better than industry average within the Primary Metal Manufacturing category as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Supporting Communities: The Worthington Industries Foundation contributed $2.9 million in FY23 to 69 organizations championing causes across health, human services, youth and education and civic causes.
  • Spending Locally: Ninety-six percent of Worthington’s procurement spending in the United States went to domestic suppliers as part of a responsible supply chain initiative.

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Note: In December 2023, Worthington Industries separated its Steel Processing business in a transformational effort to drive long-term growth and shareholder value. The resulting standalone companies are known today as Worthington Enterprises (NYSE: WOR) and Worthington Steel (NYSE: WS). Worthington Enterprises is comprised of the former Worthington Industries’ Building Products, Consumer Products and Sustainable Energy Solutions businesses. Worthington Steel is comprised of the former Worthington Industries’ Steel Processing business. The new companies anticipate reporting separately on their respective corporate citizenship and sustainability initiatives in late 2024.