Commitment to Environmental Protection

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Commitment to Environmental Protection

Our Policy

Our Policy

We are committed to protecting the environment through the continuous improvement of our processes, products, and services. Just a few examples of our efforts:

  • We invented EAGLE XG® glass, the industry’s first LCD glass with no added heavy metals or halides, which makes possible TVs that are eco-friendly before, during, and after their use in homes around the world.
  • We produce diesel vehicle exhaust filters that capture 99 percent of soot particles.
  • We deployed an environmental management system (EMS) more than a decade ago. Now, every Corning facility in the world has instituted either the Corning EMS or ISO 14001 (a global standard for EMS certification).
  • We invented the ceramic substrate that is a key element in many of the world’s automotive catalytic converters. “Our substrates have helped capture billions of tons of air pollutants over the past 40 years,” says Hal Nelson, division vice president and business director for Corning Environmental Technologies. “As a result, millions of people worldwide breathe cleaner air.”

We continue to implement our environmental policy by:

  • Complying with, and striving to exceed all applicable laws, regulations, and company standards
  • Maintaining environmental management systems at all facilities
  • Reusing or recycling waste materials
  • Promoting environmental awareness
  • Encouraging the use of technologies and materials that are friendly to the environment
  • Promoting measures to reduce water and energy use, to reduce air emissions and lessen their impact, and to minimize the impact of wastewater discharge and waste disposal

Protection

Making It Happen

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Mission

Mission

Our mission is to lead, guide, and direct the environmental performance of the company. We do this by: - Ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and corporate standards - Maintaining a positive public image - Minimizing environmental liabilities

Our mission is to lead, guide, and direct the environmental performance of the company by: - Ensuring regulatory compliance - Maintaining a positive public image - Minimizing environmental liabilities

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Vision

Vision

Our vision is to be a global leader in environmental performance.

Our vision is to be a global leader in environmental performance.

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Strategy

Strategy

The four primary tactics of our strategy: 1. Maintain a world-class EMS based on the principles of ISO 14001 (a global EMS standard) 2. Optimize the use of natural resources 3. Minimize the impact of our operations on the environment 4. Support sustainability

The four primary tactics of our strategy: 1. Maintain a world-class EMS 2. Optimize the use of natural resources 3. Minimize the impact of our operations on the environment 4. Support sustainability