Corning Receives Fifth Consecutive 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Recognition
Partner of the Year is the EPA’s most prestigious award, with the Sustained Excellence designation reserved for companies achieving Partner of the Year status several years in a row and making continued improvements to their energy management programs.
Corning Inc. recently announced that it has been named a 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recipient by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for continued commitment to energy efficiency. “We’re honored to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the fifth year in a row,” said Wendell P. Weeks, Corning’s chairman, CEO and president. “This is a tremendous accomplishment that illustrates our ongoing commitment to responsible energy management. We’re proud to make a positive difference for our employees, our communities, and our planet.”
Partner of the Year is the EPA’s most prestigious award, with the Sustained Excellence designation reserved for companies achieving Partner of the Year status several years in a row and making continued improvements to their energy management programs. As Corning receives its fifth consecutive Partner of the Year recognition, the company reports that it is proud to also record three straight years achieving Sustained Excellence.
“The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for Air and Radiation.
Corning launched its Global Energy Management (GEM) program in 2006 to create and execute effective energy strategies. Since then, the program has grown to include energy teams at every Corning facility around the world.
“Corning operates with a focus on sustainability, and we strive for continuous improvement in everything we do,” said Lisa Ferrero, senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “Delivering new energy savings, year after year, shows our commitment to both of these priorities, so to have ENERGY STAR consistently validate these efforts as best practices is very meaningful for us.”
Corning’s GEM teams implement energy- and water-saving projects, such as integrating water recycling systems, improving process and equipment energy efficiency, and installing LED light fixtures and solar panels. Since 2006, these efforts have improved Corning’s energy efficiency by more than 35% and have saved the company nearly half a billion dollars.
“The energy landscape has changed vastly over the past decade, and our relationship with ENERGY STAR is more valuable than ever,” said Patrick Jackson, director, GEM. “It’s been integral in the development and progress of our program, and achieving this recognition for the past five years is proof we’re on the right track. We look forward to achieving new energy management goals to help protect our planet’s resources.”