Corning Reports

2023 Corning Reports


Corning’s approach to sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion

We are creating a better world for today and tomorrow by respecting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion and encouraging employees to bring their whole selves to work. We are also fostering a culture underpinned by a commitment to sustainability.

These principles are the very fabric of our purpose and success. And they help Corning remain not only a positive employer and community presence, but also a company that stays vital to progress by unlocking innovation for the next century and beyond.


We think about our contributions in two categories:


First, our footprint — how our actions directly affect others in areas such as gender pay equity and carbon emissions from our operations.


employees participated in more than 70 employee resource group chapters around the world

Named an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the 10th year in a row by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

— one of only 10 companies that have consistently achieved this distinction

Renewable electricity

Entered a virtual power purchase agreement for a solar plant that we expect to provide enough renewable electricity for 100% of our European operations

The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has approved Corning’s near-term science-based emissions reduction targets

~$1 Billion
Invested in Research, Development, & Engineering

The other is our handprint — what we enable others to do through our products and services.

filling line efficiency

CO2e emissions

Introduced Corning® Viridian™ Vials, which can help drug manufacturers improve filling-line efficiency by up to 50% while reducing vial-manufacturing carbon-dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions by up to 30%

Delivered the
50 millionth
gasoline particulate filter

helping to prevent thousands of tons of particulate matter from polluting the air

Developed the Corning® SMF-28® Contour optical fiber portfolio with reduced coating diameters, decreasing size and materials in cable solutions to lower carbon footprint by up to 60%


A program where Life Sciences products are produced, packaged and/or distributed in an environmentally friendly manner.


Our diverse workforce

Total Global Employee Population

Global distribution of Corning employees


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