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
Corning Incorporated reports on its greenhouse gas emissions annually to CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project). The Climate Change questionnaire submitted to CDP in 2021 is available here.