Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today it has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recipient by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its continued commitment to energy efficiency.
Partner of the Year is the EPA’s most prestigious award, with the Sustained Excellence designation reserved for those achieving Partner of the Year status several years in a row. This is Corning’s fourth consecutive year earning Partner of the Year recognition, and its second year achieving Sustained Excellence.
Corning launched its Global Energy Management program (GEM) in 2006 to create and execute effective energy strategies. Since then, the program and its teams have saved the company more than $454 million in cumulative energy costs. GEM teams help Corning’s facilities around the world implement energy-saving projects, such as installing solar panels, new water recycling systems, and LED light fixtures.
“GEM’s work and our valued partnership with ENERGY STAR align with Corning’s overall commitment to sustainability,” said Lisa Ferrero, senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “We believe that a focus on positive energy-related business practices helps us strengthen our company, maintain the trust of our stakeholders, and better serve our customers and the community.”
Corning is part of a select group of manufacturers among the businesses and organizations named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. All recipients will be recognized on April 26 in Washington, D.C.
“This award proves that from our plants, to our research labs, to our staff offices, Corning employees are dedicated to energy efficiency,” said Patrick Jackson, director of Corning’s GEM program. “Winning Partner of the Year status for a fourth year in a row not only means we use our energy wisely, but that we’re constantly improving our practices and coming up with creative ways to meet new goals. It’s our hope that these efforts will protect our planet for future generations.”
The EPA introduced ENERGY STAR in 1992 as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2015 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners saved American businesses and consumers 503 billion kilowatt hours and $34 billion on their energy bills, while achieving broad emission reductions.
For a complete list of 2017 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov.
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About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have saved American families and businesses $430 billion on their energy bills and 4.6 trillion kilowatt-hours of energy, while achieving broad emissions reductions—including 2.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.