Life Sciences Technologies Sustainability | Corning

Bringing science to Life. Sustainably.

Corning is paving the way for cleaner air, cleaner water, and healthier generations to come. For Corning’s Life Sciences business segments this means bringing science to life sustainably, from research to drug delivery. 

For us, sustainability means leveraging our heritage of innovation in new ways as we challenge ourselves to make our products, operations, and supply chains even more environmentally friendly. It means amplifying Corning’s social impact goals through a diverse and inclusive workforce and a commitment to community engagement.

Energy Management

Corning was recently named a 2022 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued commitment to energy efficiency. The company also received a Sustained Excellence designation.

In its 2022 award application, Corning highlighted improved companywide energy productivity and increased use of renewable energy. Additionally, the company’s Global Energy Management program advanced its water conservation and waste management commitments.

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In 2020, Corning announced that eight more of its global manufacturing facilities have recently reduced energy intensity by an average of 13.2%, meeting or exceeding the goals set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry. To meet the challenge, industrial sites must each increase energy efficiency by at least 10% in five years or less.

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Products and Packaging

Site Spotlight

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.

2021 Corning Sustainability Report Highlights