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EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

April 5th, 2014 4:51 pm by Hank Hayes

EPA honors Eastman with Energy Star award

Sharon Nolen said Eastman Chemical Co. became eligible for the Energy Star sustained excellence recognition because the company was named Energy Star Partner of the Year the two previous years. Photo courtesy of Eastman.

KINGSPORT — Eastman Chemical Co. takes its role seriously as a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program for more than just monetary reasons.

"Eastman has a goal of being a sustainable company, and we consider it a step along the journey really to demonstrate the commitment to environmental protection," said Sharon Nolen, manager of Eastman's Corporate Energy Program.

Eastman was recently recognized by EPA as a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award recipient — the first chemical company to achieve the designation.

Eastman joined more than 70 other organizations — including household names like automaker General Motors and home improvement retailer Home Depot — on EPA's sustained excellence winners list.

Nolen said Eastman became eligible for the sustained excellence recognition because the company was named Energy Star Partner of the Year the two previous years. "We're really proud of that," she added.

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