The American Cleaning Institute recently spotlighted Eastman in its 2015 Sustainability Report for the company’s continued commitment to environmental stewardship, economic growth and social responsibility.
December 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - At Eastman, sustainability is at the heart of our growth strategy. We are focused on delivering innovative, sustainable products that meet the needs of a changing world while maintaining sustainable operations and making a difference in the communities where with work and live.
Chevrolet Meets Community-Based Carbon-Reduction Goal
Chevrolet over the last five years has prevented 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earth’s atmosphere, roughly equivalent to the CO2 emissions from the annual energy used in every home in Detroit.
The hard work and dedication of GM’s energy managers have helped us realize $435 million in energy savings. During the last 20 years, they’ve helped mobilize their teams and, as a result, reduced energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent at GM’s facilities in the U.S.
An ongoing, long-standing partnership with the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program has helped drive this progress.
All this week, we will be recognizing employees from our U.S. facilities who have helped GM realize $435 million in energy savings by reducing energy intensity by 40 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 41 percent over the last 20 years.
Name: Tom Quinn
Title: Energy Conservation Engineer
Facility: Spring Hill Manufacturing
Length of time with GM: 7 years
1.What led you to pursue a career in energy management?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s mission for more than four decades has been to protect the environment and communities from harmful pollution. So far, great advances have been made in cleaning up our air, water and land. Pollution controls for vehicle and factory emissions have created cleaner operating conditions. But more can be done. All of us can prevent pollution through simple actions we can take every day. After all, the simplest way to remove pollution is to prevent it in the first place!
U.S. facilities have realized $435 million in energy savings in 20 years
DETROIT, October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In honor of National Energy Action Month, General Motors is leveraging its 20-year partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® program to find more ways to reduce the energy intensity of its facilities and decrease its impact on climate change.
EAGLE, Idaho, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – In demonstration of its ongoing commitment to sustainable operations, eight Lamb Weston facilities achieved ENERGY STAR ® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Lamb Weston, a ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) brand, operates 13 facilities in the U.S. that make frozen potato products. Three facilities from ConAgra Foods’ private brands business were also certified, giving the company a total of 11 certified facilities – the most in the food processing sector.