Global manufacturing plants cut energy intensity by up to 52.4 percent

CORNING, N.Y.; JANUARY 17, 2019- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that 10 of its global manufacturing facilities exceeded energy efficiency goals set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry.

  "Hundreds of companies across the country are making their industrial sites more efficient and reducing carbon emissions with ENERGY STAR," said Jean Lupinacci, director of the EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "The actions of companies like Corning and others in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry set strong examples for others to follow. Through their achievements, these companies have collectively saved more than 76 trillion British thermal units - a tremendous accomplishment!"

  To meet the challenge, industrial sites must increase energy efficiency by at least 10 percent in five years or less. Ten Corning manufacturing sites raised their energy efficiency by percentages ranging from 10.4 to 52.4 in less than five years.

  The following Corning facilities met the EPA's Challenge for Industry: 

  • Corning Environmental Technologies: Erwin, New York
  • Corning Life Sciences: Salt Lake City, Utah; Durham, North Carolina; Warsaw, Poland
  • Corning Optical Communications: Hickory, North Carolina; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Reynosa, Mexico; Shanghai, China; Strykow, Poland; and Vordingborg, Denmark

 "The diversity of these sites - which represent three Corning businesses in five countries -proves that energy savings is a priority across Corning," said Patrick Jackson, director of Corning's Global Energy Management (GEM) program. "Every site team that helped reach these goals should be proud of their efforts. We're thankful for our valued partnership with ENERGY STAR, and we hope to make all of our sites ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry achievers."

  To meet energy-saving goals, Corning's GEM program researches and implements projects and programs at each of Corning's manufacturing plants worldwide. GEM's multifaceted strategy includes manufacturing process innovation, facility design, maximizing energy efficiencies in the plant and through the supply chain, and promoting the importance of saving energy.   

 Since Corning created its GEM program in 2006, the company has: 

  • Earned recognition as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year every year since 2014.
  • Delivered more than half a billion dollars in savings for the company. 
  • Cut Corning's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.3 million metric tons, equivalent to the carbon dioxide emissions from nearly 250,000 homes in the U.S. over a one-year period.

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  About Corning Incorporated

Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-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 technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.

 Media Relations Contact - ENERGY STAR:

Kristinn Sharpe

(202) 343-9062

Sharpe.Kristinn@epa.gov

 

Media Relations Contact:                           

Joe Dunning                                                   

(607) 974-5006                                              

dunningjm@corning.com

 

Investor Relations Contact:

Ann H.S. Nicholson

(607) 974-6716

nicholsoas@corning.com

 

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