Environmental Stewardship | Sustainability | Corning

Corning Life Sciences works closely with our colleagues in Global Energy Management to deliver on Corning’s five environmental strategies:

  • Continuously improve energy, water, and natural resource management in operations
  • Incorporate energy, water, and natural resource innovation into product development, product design, and manufacturing processes
  • Engage employees and suppliers in energy, water, and natural resource management
  • Ensure Corning meets customer requirements regarding energy, water, and natural resource utilization
  • Analyze and communicate Corning’s progress and successes in energy, water, and natural resource innovation to internal and external stakeholders

We work closely with our corporate Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management teams to address challenges related to climate impact today and in the future.

“In October of 2021, we established new greenhouse gas reduction goals, aligning with the Paris Agreement, for Scope 1+2 emissions, as well as major categories of Scope 3 emissions. We’ll use power purchase agreements rather than carbon offsets. We are working toward 100% renewable electricity usage in the United States, Canada, and Europe in the next few years.”

Environmental Stewardship at Life Sciences Technologies

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Corning Amsterdam Distribution Center

AT AMSTERDAM

1,700

SOLAR ARRAY PANELS

AT AMSTERDAM

450

MEGAWATT HOURS OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCED

AT AMSTERDAM

350

TONS OF GHG EMISSIONS SAVED ANNUALLY

Corning Life Sciences’ European Distribution Center in Amsterdam was awarded an A++ energy label in 2016, which puts the site in the top 5% of office buildings in the Netherlands. A geothermal source, rather than natural gas, provides heating and cooling, and a rooftop photovoltaic (PV) array installed in 2019 provides over 60% of the site’s energy needs.

Corning Vineland Manufacturing Facility

AT VINELAND

11,300

SOLAR ARRAY PANELS

AT VINELAND

3,320

MEGAWATT HOURS OF ELECTRICITY PRODUCED

AT VINELAND

1,600

TONS OF GHG EMISSIONS SAVED ANNUALLY

Corning has hosted one of the world’s largest rooftop solar arrays since 2015 when it acquired the former Gerresheimer Glass facility in Vineland, New Jersey, now a Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies plant. The panels were installed in 2012, owned and operated by a solar developer, and cover 11 acres atop five buildings.

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