The report details measures Kodak both has in progress and is aiming to implement focused specifically on reducing waste and creating energy efficiencies, reducing emissions, conserving water and improving employee and community engagement.
“At Kodak, we continue to leverage our deep domain expertise in scientific innovation to provide the most advanced and environmentally-friendly technologies to reach our goals,” says Jeff Clarke, CEO of Kodak. “I’m excited about the programs we have in place and am looking forward to what the growing adoption of our sustainable technologies will mean for the future as we look to move the needle on better environmental practices.”
Kodak’s aim is to continue the progress it has made against environmental goals through a variety of measures taken over recent years. One example is the implementation of state-of-the-art wastewater treatment in its Osterode, Germany manufacturing facility, which has now reduced its demand for water from public sources by an amount equivalent to the needs of 2,000 people per year.
Similarly, Kodak’s Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY has repurposed its solvent recovery operations, once used for film and chemical manufacturing in the 1920s, to recycle 40 million pounds of methanol, ethanol and other potentially hazardous materials in 2016.
Looking ahead, by 2025, Kodak’s aim across all global operations is to commit to working toward a number of environmental and social sustainability goals, including:
- Waste: Approach zero waste at Kodak sites worldwide by achieving 99% overall waste diversion from landfill and incineration.
- GHGs: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from worldwide Kodak operations by 25%.
- Water: Reduce water consumption from worldwide Kodak operations by 25%.
- Water/Energy: Enable Kodak customers to reduce water consumption, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel energy consumption with innovative products and alternative energy solutions.
- Recycling: Triple the quantity of spent solvents recovered by Kodak from external sources.
- Safety: Achieve 25% reduction in Occupational Injury Rate.
- Diversity & Inclusion: Maintain 100% Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) Index score and continue to be included on the organization’s list of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality” each year.
- Community Outreach: Double the number of hours Kodak employees support local communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. Maintain employee community service engagement in 100% of communities in which Kodak operates worldwide.