U.S. Silica Releases Sustainability Report

U.S. Silica released its Sustainability Report, summarizing the company’s global sustainability activities, performance and results from calendar year 2021. The revised report includes enhanced disclosures for Environmental, Governance, and Social categories in alignment with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) recommended disclosure topics for the Metals & Mining and Construction Materials industry standards.

This report provides insight into how U.S. Silica manages its operations to make positive impacts both internally, through its corporate culture, and externally, in partnership with its customers and the communities in which it operates.

With this report, U.S. Silica has also revised its approach to monitoring emissions in a way that follows the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and is in the process of establishing baseline values for future reduction goals.

2021 key highlights:
• Expanded the diversity of its board of directors with the appointment of Sandra Rogers.
• Achieved the safest year in company history with a 13% improvement in its Total Recordable Incident Rate and a 6% improvement in its Lost Time Incident Rate year-over-year.
• 12% of the Industrial and Specialty Products segment revenues were generated from offerings that go into sustainable end uses with environmental benefits to society.
• The company increased supplier diversity to nearly 10% of total annual spend in 2021.
• Recycled over 35 billion gallons of water.

Bryan Shinn, chief executive officer, stated, “I am extremely proud of my colleagues for their dedication and commitment to living our core values by practicing safe production and environmentally conscious and sustainable business practices. They consistently demonstrated their determination and ingenuity and contributed to many successes during the robust operating year. Looking forward, we have established a number of sustainability related targets for the next five years and continue to collect baseline values for future reduction goals. We remain focused on building a more diverse workforce, protecting air and water quality, and growing our portfolio of products that support environmentally important value chains.”

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