ROCHESTER, N.Y.--April 21, 2003-- Eastman Kodak Company today announced that after four years of effort, it had met or exceeded seven out of eight of its 5-year environmental goals.
First announced in 1999, Kodak's goals were designed to reduce emissions, conserve natural resources, and strengthen its environmental management system.
R. Hays Bell, Kodak vice president and director of Health, Safety, & Environment said, "These goals have been the catalyst for substantial improvement in our environmental performance. Most of the progress has been made right here in Rochester."
In the category of emissions reduction, the goals are:
40 percent aggregate reduction in the emissions of 30 priority chemicals from baseline 1997 levels.
Progress after 4 years: Down 43 percent.
Reduce methylene chloride emissions by 50 percent compared against 1997 levels.
Progress: Down 57 percent.
Reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power production by 20 percent.
Progress: Down 13 percent.
In the category of conservation of natural resources:
Reduce manufacturing waste 25 percent.
Progress: Down 49 percent (indexed to production).
Reduce our use of energy by 15 percent.
Progress: Down 29 percent (indexed).
Reduce our use of water by 15 percent.
Progress: Down 39 percent (indexed).
Reduce and/or eliminate the use of heavy metals in products where feasible.
Progress. Down 89 percent (by aggregate weight).
And in the category of strengthening the company's environmental management system:
All major manufacturing sites plus the environmental management system to be certified to the international environmental standard - ISO 14001.
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