Eastman Kodak reduced its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by 49 percent from 2002 to 2010, coming close to a goal of a 50 percent cut by the end of 2012, according to the company’s 2010 progress report (pdf) on its sustainability goals.
The GHG reduction of more than 1.5 million tons is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road, Kodak said. It also reported that it has achieved a 46 percent reduction in energy use since 2002, nearing another 50 percent by 2012 goal.
In 2010 Kodak reduced water use, year-on-year, by ten percent. Working towards another goal of measuring its worldwide water footprint, Kodak has implemented water use tracking at all major sites, and also instituted reduction goals at a majority of sites.
The report also says that 96 percent of all eligible, newly commercialized Kodak products have qualified for the Energy Star standard, closing in on Kodak’s target of 100 percent by 2012.
On its way to a 2012 goal to improve the environmental attributes of products throughout their life cycle, Kodak implemented a streamlined lifecycle assessment process and established baseline environmental performance data for select products.
The company launched an inkjet cartridge recycling program in the U.S. and parts of Europe, and since 2009 it has recycled, reused or refurbished 41.2 million pounds of material through its Kodak Printer’s EnviroServices Program.