Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today it has been named a 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recipient by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its leadership in energy management.
Companies become eligible for the Sustained Excellence award after winning the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for several years in a row. This is Corning’s third consecutive year earning Partner of the Year status.
“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Corning is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Corning with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award. Corning demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
Corning was recognized for the continued growth of its energy management program and its commitment to collaborating with other companies to develop and enhance energy management programs.
Corning is part of a select group of manufacturers among the businesses and organizations to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. All of the recipients will be recognized on April 13, in Washington, D.C.
“Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has proved to be invaluable as we continue on our energy management journey, and we’re honored to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the third year in a row,” said Lisa Ferrero, Corning senior vice president and chief administrative officer. “Responsible energy management helps us maintain the trust of our stakeholders and protect our financial health, while helping to reduce our carbon footprint and enable healthier lives for people around the world.”
Corning’s energy policies and strategies are developed and implemented by its Global Energy Management (GEM) program. Launched in 2006, GEM and its teams across the company have saved Corning more than $421 million in cumulative energy costs.
“We wouldn’t be receiving this award if it weren’t for our dedicated energy managers and teams working on and supporting energy-saving projects in Corning’s facilities,” said Patrick Jackson, director of Corning’s GEM program. “Effective energy management begins with finding employees who recognize the importance of saving energy for the company, and we’ve found the right group of people.”
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.