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Kodak Took 190,000 Cars Off the Road

OK, they really didn't do that but they did manage to reduce carbon emissions enough that it was equivalent to taking that many cars off the road. The company has eliminated 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since 2002, a 40% energy reduction use.

The company credits its employees for the accomplishments. "Much of this substantial progress comes down to the creativity and dedication of Kodak employees," said David Kiser, Director of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Co. "For example, at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, employees looked for opportunities within the site's transformation. Because of their diligent work, we realized significant energy savings that allowed us to close a 67-megawatt power plant. It's that kind of ingenuity that gives us confidence in meeting our new set of public goals."

The company also looked inward to improve the environmental attributes of its products. One such example is the KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) which is a dry lab system that produces photo prints and products without using any water or processing chemicals, and generates no regulated wastes.

For more information on Kodak's Sustainability Program click here

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