(3BL Media) Kingsport, TN – April 5, 2012 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2011. Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program, Eastman has improved its energy performance, saved money and helped to protect the environment for future generations.
Eastman is one of only two chemical companies to ever achieve the distinction of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. A total of 40 organizations from about 20,000 ENERGY STAR Partners are being honored this year. In choosing Eastman for the award, the EPA recognized Eastman’s dedication to saving energy, its commitment to measuring and tracking progress, and its efforts to communicate the importance of energy efficiency to a wide audience, distinguishing the company as an industry leader.
“Eastman is pleased and honored to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2012,” said Jim Rogers, chairman and chief executive officer of Eastman. “This recognition confirms our efforts in achieving energy efficiencies in our operations and is a key part of our commitment to being a sustainable chemical company. We are proud of Eastman’s partnership with ENERGY STAR and our energy management accomplishments.” Continue reading