Corning Inc. Provides Russia Business Operations Update

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CORNING, NY (WETM) – Corning Incorporated provides an update on its operations in Russia since the country invaded Ukraine more than a month ago.

In one declaration, the company said it was taking “deliberate actions” that align with company values. Corning also said it continually updates the “company’s position on the invasion of Ukraine.”

“At Corning, we are a united community made up of many different nationalities,” the statement said. “We strive to provide a safe environment for our employees.”

Corning said that as of April 6, the company has taken the following actions:

  • Sales suspended in Russia since March 16, granting “very limited exemptions for life-saving products” like COVID-19 resources or products that advance cancer research
  • Restricted access to the company’s research center and sales office in Russia during the temporary closure of both sites
  • Working to relocate the 60 employees who remained in Russia
  • Stop new investments in Russia
  • Provided financial support to Ukraine and neighboring countries for humanitarian relief efforts through the

Corning said the company will adapt as needed to support “our employees and their safety and well-being.”

The company said the update was released to employees three weeks ago as a proactive measure. Several social media posts and viewer comments listed Corning as the only Western or American company still doing business in Russia. However, the list, taken from Yale University, and updated April 6, says Corning has “suspended nearly all sales to Russia, except for minor life-saving products.”

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