We stay true to our Values through our long-standing commitment to measuring the carbon footprint of our company and making the data public.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We record and report our worldwide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with The Climate Registry, a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report GHG emissions into a single registry.
Our worldwide inventories were developed using The Climate Registry’s General Reporting Protocol which follows the same principles as these of the World Resource Institute/World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WRI/WBCSD) GHG Protocol -A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (Revised Edition). These company-wide inventories include GHG emissions from the following sources:
- Direct emissions from stationary combustion of fossil fuels
- Indirect emissions from the use of electricity
- Direct emissions resulting from manufacturing or processing of chemicals and raw materials
- Fugitive emissions resulting from the intentional and unintentional releases of hydrofluorocarbons
- Direct mobile emissions resulting from Corning's aviation fleet and motor vehicles
The gases reported in the inventory include all six internationally-recognized greenhouse gases regulated under the Kyoto Protocol:
- Carbon dioxide
- Nitrous oxide
- Sulfur hexafluoride
Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Source
This bar graph shows Corning greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by source from 2005 to 2015, measured in carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-e). Source types are: purchased electricity, stationary combustion, industrial process, mobile combustion and fugitive. The results cover GHG emissions under our operational control and have been independently verified by a third-party verifier.