Corning Inc. announced Tuesday that it has been named a 2019 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 sixth year in a row,” said Wendell P. Weeks, Corning’s chairman, chief executive officer, and president. “This recognition validates our ongoing commitment to sustainability and illustrates that how we do things is as important as what we achieve – 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. This is Corning’s sixth consecutive year earning Partner of the Year recognition and its fourth year achieving Sustained Excellence.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for Air and Radiation. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
Corning launched its Global Energy Management (GEM) program in 2006 to create and execute effective energy strategies. Today, the program has grown to include teams at every Corning facility around the world that implement energy- and water-saving projects, such as integrating water recycling systems, recycling heat generated by equipment, installing LED lights, and utilizing solar panels.