With the slogan “you press the button, we do the rest,” George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone.
Since that time, the Eastman Kodak Company has led the way with an abundance of new products and processes to make photography simpler, more useful and more enjoyable. In fact, today’s Kodak is known not only for photography, but also for images used in a variety of leisure, commercial, entertainment and scientific applications. Its reach increasingly involves the use of technology to combine images and information–creating the potential to profoundly change how people and businesses communicate.
Just as Eastman had a goal to make photography “as convenient as the pencil,” Kodak continues to expand the ways images touch people’s daily lives. The company ranks as a premier multinational corporation, with a brand recognized in virtually every country around the world.
*Kodak again earned a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index in 2008. The CEI measures policies and practices that promote fairness and equality in the workplace for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees. Kodak has earned a perfect score every year since the Equality Index began in 2002. HRC also listed Kodak on the list of “Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality.” Kodak was among some 260 companies chosen by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), a civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.
*Kodak won the Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley’s Courageous Leadership Award, November 2004 – awarded for Kodak’s transgender guidelines as part of EOE policies.
* Kodak is proud sponsor of the Gay Alliance.