CORNING, N.Y., March 30, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 10th consecutive year. The award highlights the company’s ongoing commitment to energy efficiency and the effectiveness of its energy management programs. Only 10 companies have consistently achieved ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for a decade.
In addition, for the eighth year in a row, Corning received the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The U.S. EPA presents this award to partners who have earned ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have demonstrated how they’ve surpassed their annual achievements from previous years.
The two awards recognize Corning’s ongoing efforts to enhance energy efficiency while reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint.
“At Corning, we believe in applying our people’s talent and expertise to help build a more sustainable world – and that includes reducing our carbon footprint,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman and chief executive officer. “This year’s ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognizes a decade of continual improvement in our energy efficiency. Our team members around the world continue to deliver – even as they raise the bar year after year.”
Corning’s 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award reflects the company’s new and expanding energy management initiatives, which have helped advance Corning’s approach to water and waste management. The company also entered a solar-array power-purchase agreement to increase the company’s use of renewable energy by 400% by 2030.
“What drives our approach to sustainability is the idea that we can make a difference,” said Mark Steen, Ph.D., vice president of sustainability and climate initiatives. “Our tenth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award speaks to the difference we’ve made by investing in progress – increasing our energy efficiency over the past decade while meeting our customers’ needs, and advancing our sustainability efforts well into the future.”
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
Corning is a part of a select group of businesses and organizations that have achieved this award, which is the EPA’s most prestigious. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
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For a complete listing of risks and other factors, please reference the risk factors and forward-looking statements described in our annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, solar, semiconductors, and life sciences.
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