Full List of 2007 Awardees (5.3MB)
3M, a diversified technology company with a worldwide presence in many markets, has a long-term commitment to energy management excellence that improves its energy performance year after year. Since first recognized as a Partner of the Year for Energy Management in 2004, 3M has consistently improved its energy performance and the quality of its energy program. In 2006 alone, 3M implemented more than 200 energy projects worldwide, yielding improvements in energy efficiency of 9 percent and saving more than $10 million. 3M also expanded its energy program by engaging employees in the ENERGY STAR "Change a Light, Change the World" campaign, and launching new initiatives to integrate energy efficiency into new product development and new capital investments through life-cycle cost analyses. As an ENERGY STAR partner, 3M continues to promote and demonstrate leadership in sharing best practices with other manufacturers and the communities where it operates.
California Portland Cement Company (CPC) manufactures cement, concrete, concrete products, and aggregates in the western United States. The company has achieved impressive energy savings since 2003, when it instituted a corporation-wide energy program at the behest of its CEO. Key strategies in 2006 include investment in new energy-efficient plant technologies, wholesale employee energy education, and plant benchmarking of energy using the ENERGY STAR cement plant energy performance indicator. CPC was among the inaugural group of companies to receive the ENERGY STAR. Now a three-time ENERGY STAR Award winner, two of CPC’s three plants scored in the top quartile of energy use for cement plants nationally in 2006. Compared to 2005, CPC saved 224 billion British thermal units (BTUs) in 2006, equivalent to powering about 3,000 American homes. The company continues to lead as a strong proponent of energy efficiency in the cement and concrete manufacturing industries.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA), the North American manufacturing headquarters for Toyota vehicles, embodies the principle “Use only what you need, when you need it, in the amount needed.” Toyota’s energy management program is a sought-after textbook for many U.S. companies that want to benchmark themselves against the auto maker. Toyota had another strong year in 2006, with sustained energy savings of 8 percent per vehicle produced. Since 2002, Toyota has reduced energy consumption per vehicle produced by more than 24 percent. This achievement is based on its consistent deployment of actions from its “kaizen” database of more than 11,000 potential energy projects; expansion of energy audits, or “treasure hunts,” to all plants once per quarter-up from once per year; and extensive use of the ENERGY STAR auto assembly plant energy performance indicator. By the end of 2006, six assembly plants operated by Toyota in the United States had scored in the top quartile of energy use nationally and had earned the ENERGY STAR. Toyota's long-term commitment to energy management has enabled the company to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per vehicle by 20 percent since 2002.
Ford Motor Company, a two-time recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Energy Management, took big steps in 2006 to advance strategic energy management in the corporation. In 2006 Ford expanded its energy management program to include 13 auto component plants and strengthened its energy management commitment for 15 million square feet of corporate and research facilities. Key strategies for moving energy management ahead included using ENERGY STAR plant and building benchmarking to assess facilities’ energy performance, working with suppliers to address the embedded energy burden upstream of the company, and establishing a critical link between energy management and actual process management by working directly with vehicle painting process engineers to reduce energy use in this energy-intensive stage of auto assembly. In 2006 four of Ford’s U.S. assembly plants were among the first to be awarded the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance. Ford’s energy savings in equate to 5 million MMBTUs, or 486,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions prevented, which is equivalent to the energy required to assemble almost 300,000 Ford Escape hybrids.
Merck & Co., Inc., a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company, has made energy efficiency a priority. It leads its industry and has achieved tremendous results. At the start of 2006, Merck’s three most senior executives issued a call to action for all employees to do their part in making the company the “most competitive energy steward in the pharmaceutical industry” by reducing energy use by 25 percent by 2008. Since then, Merck’s Global Energy Team has embarked on aggressive initiatives to increase accountability for energy use, inform and engage employees, and upgrade facilities. These efforts have paid off, with a 9.4 percent decrease in energy intensity in 2006 alone. As an ENERGY STAR partner, Merck demonstrates leadership in the ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Focus, promotes ENERGY STAR to employees through energy efficiency education materials, and shares best practices with other manufacturers.
PepsiCo, a global snack and beverage company with a corporate vision to continuously improve the world in which it operates, incorporates energy and ENERGY STAR as a key component of its sustainability strategy. In 2006 PepsiCo expanded its ENERGY STAR Award-winning energy program from within its Frito-Lay division to all of its companies-Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade, Tropicana juices, and Quaker Foods-as part of its commitment to corporate energy management. At the same time, PepsiCo worked “upstream” to reduce the embedded energy of inputs to its business by requesting that suppliers establish energy goals, demonstrate energy management activities, and join the ENERGY STAR partnership. As an ENERGY STAR partner, PepsiCo has been an active supporter and contributor to ENERGY STAR initiatives and the ENERGY STAR "Change a Light, Change the World" campaign. Through its corporate-wide energy program and initiatives, PepsiCo reduced energy intensity by 6 percent in 2006, avoiding an estimated $14 million in energy and utility costs. The company's energy savings represent the equivalent sales of 33 million bottles of Gatorade, 14 million boxes of cereal, or 25 million bags of Lay's potato chips.
Raytheon Company, an aerospace defense and systems supplier, launched its Energy Conservation for a Competitive Advantage program in 2006, resulting in energy savings of more than 200 billion BTUs. If normalized for business revenue, this is equivalent to a 9 percent improvement over 2005. This impressive achievement was a result of Raytheon’s CEO establishing an aggressive, company-wide electricity reduction goal of 10 percent and a greenhouse gas emission reduction goal of 33 percent over 5 years as part of EPA’s Climate Leaders program. To reach these impressive goals, Raytheon employed the strategies of corporate-wide energy planning, energy management, employee education, goal setting, and aggressive tracking and measurement. The company established an extensive network of 600 energy champions who manage energy efficiency in specific work areas and motivate and serve as role models for the company's employees. To build capacity across the entire corporation and to motivate change, performance tracking scorecards were used for rewarding good performers, Success Stories helped highlight specific energy reduction measures, and monthly raffles were instituted to give away, among other things, ENERGY STAR qualified products. These and other incentives enhance awareness and drive change throughout Raytheon.