Carestream Dramatically Reduces Environmental Footprint At U.S. Manufacturing Facilities

Company Cuts Energy Usage in Half; Reduces Waste and Emissions

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 6 — Carestream Health has achieved dramatic results as part of its ongoing environmental sustainability mission. In the last two years, Carestream has cut its energy consumption in half, largely due to efforts to decrease usage at its manufacturing facilities in Rochester, N.Y., Windsor, Colo. and White City, Ore. Some of the plants’ improvements include use of higher efficiency equipment and recycling heat generated by manufacturing processes.

“We continuously examine our operations to identify areas where we can substantially prevent waste, reduce energy use and help protect the environment,” said Cavan Kelsey, Carestream’s Worldwide Director of Environmental Health and Safety. “Environmental priorities are integrated into how we do business. Our ‘ē-co-pride’ policy drives more efficient manufacturing processes and sustainable product packaging as well as employees’ conservation efforts in our office locations.”

Over the last three years, the company trimmed air emissions by more than 20 percent through use of more environmentally friendly solvents, adhesives and other materials. In addition, hazardous waste has been reduced by 25 percent.

The company also curbed the use of paper and boosted recycling of paper and plastics at its offices and manufacturing facilities. In keeping with that initiative, Carestream employees created an innovative one-piece box design for medical imaging films that not only reduces the amount of packaging materials but simultaneously lessens its shipping weight by 30 percent.

Carestream has also achieved ISO 14001, an international standard for assessing environmental management systems.

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