Full List of 2008 Awardees (5.4MB)
Allergan, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of multi-specialty healthcare products worldwide. The company’s well-designed energy management program exemplifies the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. For this and its consistent energy savings, Allergan is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the first time. Key accomplishments include:
Allergan actively engages its suppliers and customers to work with the company to meet energy performance targets. Energy criteria are incorporated into Allergan’s user requirement specifications for new products and processes. The company is proactive in community outreach initiatives, conducting awareness campaigns, promoting car-free days, and running educational events for local schools. In addition, the company shares energy management strategies and techniques with other ENERGY STAR industrial partners to advance the state of energy management in the pharmaceutical industry and beyond. As part of its commitment to the environment, Allergan also participates in the Carbon Disclosure Project, employs advanced strategies to replace carbon-intensive fuels with less intensive ones, and uses energy-efficient technologies such as cogeneration and fuel cells.
Allergan continues to demonstrate commitment to corporate energy management by setting a goal to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent by 2010, and 50 percent by 2020.
ArcelorMittal USA, one of the largest steel producers in the world, has set a goal to reduce energy intensity in its U.S. operations by 6 percent over a 3 year period. Strong goals and leadership, starting with the company’s owners and extending through all layers of management, contribute to the success of the company’s energy management program. Two years ago, ArcelorMittal partnered with EPA to use ENERGY STAR tools and resources to develop its program. Resulting accomplishments include:
ArcelorMittal has invested in a corporate energy efficiency culture by educating its broad network of internal and external stakeholders and by involving them in energy management. The company has also used resources such as ENERGY STAR worksite posters and the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World Campaign to activate individual responsibility in energy efficiency, resulting in more than 10,600 pledges to switch to ENERGY STAR qualified lighting in 2007.
To continue making corporate energy management a priority, ArcelorMittal’s President and CEO has established 2008 as a year of operating excellence and energy efficiency.
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M, a diversified technology company with a worldwide presence in many product markets, operates manufacturing facilities in 37 countries around the world. This is the fourth time 3M has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. The award honors the company’s efforts to expand its energy management program and realize significant energy savings through an array of successful strategies. Key accomplishments include:
In addition, 3M’s Optical Systems Division made an important contribution to the development of EPA’s new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions. The new specification addresses the energy used while the TV is on and being viewed, in addition to when it is in standby mode. 3M brought vital information and extensive TV expertise to the ENERGY STAR specification process and provided invaluable assistance in the development of a technology neutral, on-mode specification that will save billions of kilowatt hours in the coming years—all while offering U.S. consumers the very best in terms of feature-rich, high-quality TVs.
California Portland Cement Company (CPC) manufactures cement, concrete, concrete products, and aggregates in the western United States. This is the second time CPC has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. The award honors CPC’s multi-faceted energy strategy, championed by the company’s CEO, who personally defined the 2007 corporate vision to “continue to be THE leader in energy efficiency within the construction materials industry and set an example for all industrial companies in the United States.” Key accomplishments include:
The energy performance of all of CPC’s cement plants rates in the top 25 percent of cement facilities nationally. CPC has achieved this high level through practices such as assessing plants every 2 months, using Toyota’s “treasure hunt” approach to plant assessment. CPC’s implementation of careful plant process controls combined with decisions to invest in new kiln and grinding technologies addresses the areas with the highest energy consumption and potential for reducing energy use. The company occupies a unique position in its industry by also investing in renewable wind power on its property.
Recognizing the environmental benefits of its efforts, CPC shares its energy management expertise extensively outside its business. CPC works with other cement companies to help them develop energy programs. CPC also proudly displays ENERGY STAR signage at its plants and informs others how they can improve energy efficiency in their communities and homes.
CPC is also working to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal established under EPA’s Climate Leaders program.
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.Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., the North American manufacturing headquarters for Toyota vehicles, has long been known for quality products and innovation. As a top business priority, Toyota’s high standards of energy management earned the company its third ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Achieving an absolute reduction of nearly 4 percent in the amount of energy required to power its operations during 2007, with overall reductions of 16 percent per vehicle in the last 4 years, all while building new plants.
Toyota set a new goal of reducing energy consumption by 2.7 percent per unit annually between 2007 and 2011. In addition, Toyota helped EPA advance the state of strategic energy management with the corporate planning guide Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead by volunteering staff and executive level experts to help identify the critical energy strategies senior executives need to succeed in the future.
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive industry leader, manufacturing and distributing vehicles in 200 markets across six continents. Continuing its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of producing quality cars and trucks, the company made 2007 a year to build on its commitment to strategically manage energy. This is the first time Ford has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Ford follows EPA’s ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. The company relies heavily on benchmarking facility energy consumption and has adapted the ENERGY STAR auto assembly plant energy performance indicator into a custom application to track and evaluate the energy efficiency of its U.S. assembly plants. Ford uses the data for trending, gap analysis, and identifying improvement opportunities.
In 2007, Ford Motor Company continued its investment in plant upgrades by using energy performance contracts and reducing off-shift energy use through effective non-production shutdown best practices. A leader in technology innovation, Ford focused on energy intensive operations like paint application and its industry-leading 3-Wet painting process, and further developed its Fumes to Fuel strategy. In addition, as a result of the EPA Report to Congress on Server and Data Center Energy Efficiency, the company embraced a new energy management opportunity to reduce the impact of data centers on the environment. Through a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, Ford developed a 3 year program to consolidate all of its computer data centers globally. When complete, Ford expects to reduce energy use in this application by 90 percent.
Ford actively promotes its partnership with ENERGY STAR and communicates its achievements to employees, suppliers, dealerships, and customers. The company’s energy team shares practical home energy efficiency tips and ENERGY STAR materials with employees and also partners with local schools and universities.
Purchase, New York
PepsiCo is recognized as a world leader in the convenience food and beverage markets. It is also a world leader in managing energy as part of advancing the corporation’s long-term business and environmental strategies. This is the first time PepsiCo has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments of this company include:
PepsiCo also continues to work hand in hand with EPA’s ENERGY STAR program as its energy management efforts evolve, highlighting ENERGY STAR as “the industry standard for a successful energy management system.” PepsiCo is an EPA Climate Leaders Partner and has been recognized as the largest Green Power purchaser in the country as part of EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc., is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company known for vaccines and medicines. It is a leading example of a company with committed senior executives and an advanced energy strategy that creates a corporate-wide, results-oriented energy efficiency culture. This is the first time Merck & Co. has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments for this company include:
Merck has undertaken efforts to move its energy management program to the next level by finding hidden energy savings opportunities. For example, in 2007, the company invested in a series of plant recommissioning projects where facility support systems were analyzed for performance relative to their original designs. Additionally, submetering was installed to better enable the corporation to assess energy use. These investments are expected to sustain savings in future years. Merck senior management continued to make employees part of the solution by communicating their aggressive energy goals to everyone. To encourage employees’ efforts, a reward system was implemented to provide prizes, such as payment of a home energy bill, for demonstrating excellence in personal energy use in the workplace.
In 2007, Merck’s leaders collaborated on a groundbreaking report designed for senior business executives called Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, which promotes working up and downstream of a company to manage energy, in addition to making internal improvements. Merck has already established an external manufacturing organization to work with suppliers to manage their energy impacts. Merck has also set a corporate-wide energy savings goal of reducing energy intensity 25 percent by 2008 relative to 2004, and has pledged to reduce total global greenhouse gas emissions by 12 percent from 2004 to 2012 through EPA’s Climate Leaders program.
Raytheon Company is a technology leader specializing in aerospace defense and related supply systems. This is the first time Raytheon has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. The award honors Raytheon’s outstanding accomplishments, from its corporate-wide energy management program to the creation of a true energy efficiency culture among the company’s 73,000 employees. Key accomplishments include:
In response to the release of Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead, a new report assessing business risks and opportunities and the future of energy and the environment, Raytheon’s corporate leadership encouraged a new look at its management strategy for energy-related risks to business performance. After taking an even more critical look at its own energy impacts, the company expanded its strategy to work “upstream” with its suppliers and “downstream” on the energy use in the products Raytheon sells customers. Raytheon has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its U.S. operations by 33 percent per dollar of revenue from 2002 to 2009 through EPA’s Climate Leaders program.
The Dow Chemical Company is one of the largest chemical producers in the world, with annual sales approaching $54 billion. A diversified company, its products are used in water purification, pharmaceuticals, paints, packaging, and personal care products. Dow is a leader within the chemical industry because of its commitment to sustainability and corporate energy management. The CEO has announced aggressive goals to reduce the company’s energy intensity by 25 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 2.5 percent annually by 2015. The 2015 sustainability goals grew out of the success of the previous 10 years, during which Dow reduced energy intensity by 22 percent and saved more than $4 billion. These results correspond to saving 900 trillion Btus and preventing an estimated 51 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Key accomplishments include:
Dow maintains a Strategy Board of senior leaders charged with anticipating energy and climate impacts and opportunities for business. An extensive corporate energy management system and network supported by local energy managers in each facility promotes efficiency in this energy intensive business. Energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting play a significant role in goal setting and planning. In addition to improving the energy efficiency of existing assets, Dow undertakes formal reviews to ensure the company optimizes the energy use of new manufacturing capacity.
Dow actively promotes energy efficiency in its industry and unveiled its energy and climate change vision document titled “Working to Solve the World’s Energy and Climate Challenges” in 2007. The company joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and China’s Energy Research Institute to develop a program aimed at supporting China’s efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy intensity. Also in 2007, Dow was recognized by the American Chemistry Council with the Responsible Care Energy Efficiency Award for exceeding its energy efficiency goals.
An active ENERGY STAR partner, Dow is also involved with DOE’s Save Energy Now Program and numerous energy efficiency campaigns with The Alliance to Save Energy. Company staff serve on the National Association of Manufacturer’s Energy Efficiency Task Force. Dow is a partner in EPA’s Climate Leaders program.