Full List of 2001 Awardees (2.8MB)
Armonk, New York
Not only is IBM a leader in providing energy-efficient office products, but IBM has a centralized, corporate energy management program that tracks energy performance throughout its manufacturing facilities worldwide. This corporate commitment to energy performance has saved an estimated $529 million over the past ten years. Beyond its operations, IBM demonstrates environmental leadership in the products it manufactures. IBM now offers more than 350 models of ENERGY STAR qualified computers, monitors, and printers. In 2000, responding to new ENERGY STAR criteria, IBM succeeded in making significant reductions in energy consumption to a number of products. IBM displays the ENERGY STAR label prominently in marketing efforts, relying on speaking engagements, displays, product literature, user guides, and Web sites to promote ENERGY STAR worldwide. Through these efforts and more, IBM has brought the ENERGY STAR message to millions of people.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
M.J. Soffe Company, one of the country’s leading vertical manufacturers of active apparel, is committed to energy management and encourages similar practices from its customers and suppliers. M.J. Soffe has established a comprehensive energy tracking and benchmarking process to help managers view progress toward meeting energy reduction goals. The company submits a quarterly report and year-ending summary analysis highlighting energy and environmental progress to the Board of Directors. To help North Carolina industries improve their methods of production and grow their profits, M.J. Soffe publishes articles, hosts seminars, presents energy efficiency solutions at trade shows and makes information available on the company’s Web site.