Eastman Kodak Company, based in New Rochelle, New York, has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2001, and has received the Partner of the Year award three times for its leadership in energy management. The company is a leader in the creation and use of images in the photography, health and commercial markets. Not only does the company succeed in managing energy in its worldwide operations, but Eastman Kodak sells a variety of ENERGY STAR products, earning the company recognition from the EPA and others in the environmental and business communities.
Industrial Partner Since 2001
Awards & Recognition
Eastman Kodak Company
343 State Street
Rochester, NY 14650
Eastman Kodak - Strong Commitment Yields Results
Like many organizations, energy management at Eastman Kodak (Kodak) had been largely confined to purchasing energy. As Kodak's Energy Director noted: "In the past, all the work done on energy was on the supply side. Driving energy savings initiatives in manufacturing was off limits." But then things began to change.
In 1999 Kodak established worldwide energy goals to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. To meet these goals Kodak created an energy policy, a Worldwide Energy Department, and appointed a new Energy Director. Two years later, Kodak joined ENERGY STAR. After signing the ENERGY STAR partnership letter, Kodak's President wrote: "We are making a fundamental commitment to the continuous improvement of our organizations's energy performance."
Since then, Kodak has made great strides towards improving its energy performance and meeting its worldwide environmental goals. By 2002, the Kodak Energy Office had achieved savings of $8.5 million worldwide. Kodak was awarded the ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award in 2003 for its accomplishments in energy management.