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We take our role as a responsible environmental steward seriously. Worthington makes important strides toward sustainability to help ensure the world we share today has a stronger tomorrow.

In 2022, we met ambitious milestones on our path toward a forward thinking future.

Fiscal 2022

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of waste generated was recycled


adjusted EBITDA
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Donated in the community


Procurement spending in U.S. went to local suppliers
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Better safety rating than mfg industry


Reduction in GHG Emissions Intensity
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Non-Profit organizations supported


in sales


Committed to Continuous Improvement

At Worthington, we are Makers of Better. We carry that intention into everything we do.

We’re proactive in our approach to sustainability. We’re setting a pathway to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To help reach that goal, the Company partnered with Governance & Accountability Institute to conduct a materiality assessment and is currently assessing Scopes 1, 2 and 3 GHG calculations that will be used as a basis for emissions reduction targets.

Andy Rose Worthington Industries, President & CEO

Worthington’s pledge to set emissions reduction targets aligned with a 1.5 degree Celsius science-based target clearly demonstrates our commitment to sustainability.


A People-First Philosophy

At Worthington, our strength lies in our greatest asset – our people. From the products and solutions they create to the way they embody Our Philosophy of treating people the way we want to be treated, our employees truly live up to the name, Makers of Better.

It’s our commitment to provide the same for them – an inclusive workplace and culture that helps them reach their better. Based on our latest Companywide Engagement Survey results, we’re happy to share our employees rated Worthington above manufacturing and global benchmarks in overall engagement, manager effectiveness and safety.


Lifting Up Our Communities by Giving Back

In fiscal 2022, the Worthington Industries Foundation contributed $2.2M in the community, supporting 61 non-profit organizations in the areas of health, human services, youth and education, civic causes and the arts. Examples include:

  • $125,000 toward a multi-year commitment of $500,000 to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective's Rooted in You campaign to support their efforts to bring more fresh, healthy food to local communities and to grow more food using innovative farming techniques that promote sustainability.
  • $500,000 donation toward a $1.5 million multi-year commitment to the Columbus Zoo’s Connecting People & Wildlife campaign focused on transforming animal habitats and guest experiences.


We Walk the Walk

By holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards and corporate governance practices, Worthington puts Our Philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule into action. Building a strong culture and taking care of our stakeholders is simply the right thing to do. Integrity is part of our DNA and intrinsic to our purpose.

We implement strong governance practices to ensure accountability and long-term success as well as robust risk management programs to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. These programs extend to our business partners, including our valued suppliers.


Our Environment. Our Responsibility.

In 2012, Worthington started the Green Star Initiative to increase environmental awareness, drive continuous improvement, and reward facilities for exceptional performance in environmental conservation and stewardship.

During fiscal 2022, 63% of available stars were awarded to facilities for year-over-year improvements in the categories of continuous improvement, energy conservation, waste reduction, water conservation and regulatory compliance.

Our Maize, Kansas facility exemplifies our approach to conservation.


Maize, KS Facility


Facility with most Green Stars


Reduction in waste sent to landfills

4,000 tons

Waste diverted 


Different categories of waste recycled


# of used steel coil pallets recycled per year


Safe Works: The Safe Way. The Productive Way. The Right Way.

For two decades, Worthington's Safe Works program has been instrumental in driving a world-class safety culture. Nearly every meeting starts with a safety briefing, safety metrics top employees' performance goals, and safety process improvements never stop.

At 1.45, our total case incident rate is 2.7 times better compared to the U.S. industry average of 3.90.


Better Solutions for a Brighter Future

Worthington is committed to developing safe and innovative products that meet the needs of our customers while also improving the sustainability of our products over their entire life cycle. As an example, in addition to the propane cylinders we manufacture, Worthington’s product innovations include fuel gauges and monitors. These products ensure users do not run out of or discard leftover gas, and that service providers can increase their efficiency by reducing routing and the amount of fuel needed to deliver propane.

Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Report

Explore more of the ways Worthington Industries keeps our employees safe, practices good citizenship, and protects the environment.