Since its launch in 2006, the Global Energy Management (GEM) team has helped Corning achieve ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year status in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Partner of the Year is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's highest recognition, one which Corning is honored to share with some of the world's most energy-conscious companies. Corning's 2016 and 2017 awards are designated as "Sustained Excellence," reserved for those constantly improving their energy management program, and who achieve Partner of the Year several years in a row.
“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.
In addition, ten Corning facilities have achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry, which asks industrial sites to reduce energy intensity by 10 percent within five years. In 2016, Corning's Concord, North Carolina, site hosted the EPA's first Challenge for Industry Showcase event to celebrate its achievement, with several other domestic and international Corning achievers following with their own Showcases.
Corning deeply values its partnership with the EPA and ENERGY STAR, and is proud to help the efforts to protect our world and its resources.