Full List of 2009 Awardees (5.6MB)
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M, a diversified technology company, operates manufacturing facilities around the globe producing more than 55,000 products across seven distinct businesses ranging from consumer products to health care to industrial products. This is 3M’s fifth ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition honoring the company’s continuing growth in energy management. Key accomplishments include:
Managing energy across such a large and diverse organization, 3M Corporate Energy Management developed a new template based on the elements of the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management to assist divisions and subsidiaries in planning their energy management priorities.
3M’s commitment to the environment and the global community it serves goes beyond the ENERGY STAR partnership. The company is working with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s purchasing alliance as a vendor partner to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by making its energy saving technologies affordable and accessible to cities around the world at greater volume and reduced costs.
ArcelorMittal USA is the largest steelmaker in the world with over 326,000 employees across more than 60 countries. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the accomplishments of its energy management program, and its progress toward meeting energy efficiency goals. The success of ArcelorMittal's energy management program can be attributed to strong goals and leadership, starting with the company's owners and extending through all layers of management. This is the second time the company has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Additional activities in 2008 further strengthened the company's global energy program and included the formation of an international research and development group tasked with developing a plant-wide energy assessment model intended to assist the company to make decisions on future capital investments related to energy improvements at plants. ArcelorMittal USA actively shares its understanding of the value of energy efficiency for U.S. manufacturers, explaining its program to individual ENERGY STAR partners and other industries.
Photo: ArcelorMittal USA
CalPortland Company is a major supplier of cement, concrete, concrete products, aggregates and asphalt in the western U.S. The company continues to lead its industry in managing energy as part of its advancing, long-term business and environmental strategies. As a third time recipient of ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition, CalPortland continues to surpass the high standards it has for corporate energy management through new initiatives and a continually evolving energy management strategy. Key accomplishments include:
CalPortland has doubled the size of its operations in the past 3 years. The company's energy management system has grown as well to accommodate the new facilities. The company actively participates in ENERGY STAR's cement industry focus and ranks its cement plants' energy efficiency nationally using the ENERGY STAR energy performance indicator.
CalPortland's concern for the environment is apparent in its willingness to share best practices beyond U.S. borders. CalPortland has hosted instructional plant tours for the Chinese cement industry, helping to ensure a large and growing industry becomes energy-efficient. CalPortland participates in EPA's Climate Leaders program.
Photo: CalPortland Company
CEMEX is a leading global producer of construction products. Its U.S operations provide cement and concrete products through its network of 14 cement plants and more than 50 distribution terminals, more than 115 aggregate quarries, and more than 370 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX is committed to reducing its global carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent per metric ton of cement by 2015. The company's Chief Executive Officer supports that commitment and directed that a comprehensive corporate energy management program be instituted across all divisions of the company. Key accomplishments include:
CEMEX is pursuing a new limestone mining method which results in lower energy use and eliminates the extensive amount of soil that must be removed in surface mining operations. CEMEX's energy reductions in 2008 are equivalent to providing the electricity for more than 1,540 American homes.
Photo: CEMEX USA
With approximately 224,000 employees and 90 plants worldwide, Ford Motor Company manufactures and distributes automobiles across six continents. The company continues to expand energy management by replicating successful best practices, including many areas not extensively addressed by manufacturers. This is the second time Ford has been accorded the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments in the U.S. include:
In 2008, Ford intensified energy management, increasing the frequency of plant energy assessments, utilizing the ENERGY STAR auto assembly plant energy performance rating on a monthly basis to make decisions about plant improvements, and extending the energy program to operations in Canada, Mexico, Asia Pacific, and South America.
The combined effect of Ford's efforts in 2008 is equivalent to the energy required to assemble 95,000 Ford Escape Hybrids.
Photo: Ford Motor Company
Kimberly-Clark is a leading global health and hygiene company that operates in 37 countries and employs more than 55,000 people around the world. Kimberly-Clark is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for integrating energy efficiency as a key component of the company's sustainability vision. As a company with energy-intensive manufacturing operations, energy efficiency provides the framework for driving continuous improvement of energy performance. Key accomplishments include:
The company's robust global energy management program is supported by senior management and extends down to operations to establish responsibility for energy use. A global energy team of electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers, and energy supply specialists support energy teams and coordinators at operational facilities. The company has established systematic approach to benchmarking, assessment, and implementation of actions plans across its operations to drive progress towards energy goals.
To further enhance and improve the existing energy program, Kimberly-Clark became an ENERGY STAR partner in 2007. Since joining, the company has leveraged ENERGY STAR resources and networked with ENERGY STAR partners to strengthen the energy program. As a result of their partnership with ENERGY STAR, Kimberly Clark developed and launched an employee motivation, communication and awareness program to gain support of key people throughout the company and build the capability of staff in implementing energy projects.
Beyond the company's active participation in the ENERGY STAR Industrial Focus for the Pulp and Paper Industry, Kimberly-Clark also actively participates in EPA's Climate Leaders, Green Power, Landfill Methane Outreach Program and "SmartWay" Transportation partnerships.
Photo: Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc. is a global, research-driven pharmaceutical company known for vaccines and medicines. The company is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its dedication to finding new ways to improve energy performance. Merck & Co. has been recognized twice as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and is receiving Sustained Excellence recognition for the second time. Key accomplishments include:
Merck continues to expand its energy efforts in new directions. Laboratory energy use is a significant energy reduction opportunity for pharmaceutical manufacturers. In 2008, the company undertook the challenging task of reducing the energy requirements for laboratory ventilation. This effort involved extensive coordination across all major research sites, detailed technical analyses, and extensive training and engagement of the company's scientists.
Merck & Co.'s commitment to the environment extends beyond its ENERGY STAR partnership in its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of its employees' corporate business travel and to encourage employees to commute by means of mass transit and carpooling. Merck & Co. participates in EPA's Climate Leaders program.
The energy savings achieved by Merck in 2008 are equivalent to powering the electrical needs of 3,600 American homes for a year.
Photo: Merck & Co., Inc.
Purchase, New York
A world leader in the convenience food and beverage markets, PepsiCo is committed to minimizing the impact of its business on the environment through energy management. PepsiCo is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for successfully managing energy as part of the corporation's long-term business and environmental strategies. This is the second time PepsiCo has received ENERGY STAR sustained excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
PepsiCo is an active participant in the ENERGY STAR Food Processing Industry Focus, EPA's Climate Leaders Program, and EPA's Green Power Partnership, where it is recognized as one of the largest green power purchasers in the country.
Photo: PepsiCo, Inc.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world. As a mission driven organization, Raytheon's Enterprise Energy Team (EET) is focused on the continuous improvement of the company's energy performance. Raytheon is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its robust corporate-wide energy program, which continues to improve its energy performance while motivating employees to get involved. This is the second time Raytheon has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Raytheon has achieved a 38 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (per dollar revenue) through 2008. Raytheon exceeded its 33% target one year earlier than committed to through the Climate Leaders program and plans on announcing a new greenhouse gas reduction goal in 2009.
Photo: Raytheon Company
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Saint-Gobain is world's largest manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers and high-performance materials, employing 207,000 people worldwide. Saint-Gobain is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for committing to achieve a 20 percent energy use reduction during the period of 2006 to 2011. This is the first time Saint-Gobain has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Saint-Gobain supports ENERGY STAR's industrial partners by sharing components of its energy management program and best practices. Saint-Gobain actively encourages its partners to manage energy, even suggesting they join ENERGY STAR. The company has multiple projects underway to invest in alternative energy sources. Overall, for 2008, Saint-Gobain's savings equate to the energy required to produce 686,000,000 glass containers or to manufacture the insulation required for 161,000 average homes. These savings are equivalent to 69,156 metric tons of CO2 emissions prevented.
Kenilworth, New Jersey
Schering-Plough Corporation is a science-centered global health care company that applies its research and development platform to human prescription, animal health, and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its vision of strategic energy management. The company has established twin goals of reducing energy consumption by 10 percent at each site by 2011 and attaining a 5 percent absolute reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by 2012 from 2002 levels. Key accomplishments include:
Schering-Plough utilizes a number of ENERGY STAR tools and resources as part of its energy management strategy. It employs the ENERGY STAR pharmaceutical plant energy performance indicator to rank the efficiency of its manufacturing plants nationally and a similar system (ENERGY STAR's Portfolio Manager) to rate the efficiency of its other buildings and warehouses and set improvement goals. The company leverages ENERGY STAR communication resources, benchmarks its program with other partners, and actively participates in the ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Focus and laboratory benchmarking initiative.
Schering-Plough's concern for the environment is further demonstrated by its partnership with EPA's Climate Leaders program.
Photo: Schering-Plough Corporation
Sunoco, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products. The company has embraced the philosophy that corporations have a responsibility for the environment and must conduct all aspects of their business as responsible stewards. Sunoco is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for demonstrating a commitment to protecting the environment in its comprehensive focus on energy management across its operations. This is the first time Sunoco has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Under Sunoco's corporate energy management system, each business unit has a set of next steps to follow for improving energy intensity. The energy performance of the company's administrative buildings is evaluated using EPA's Portfolio Manager, and energy is a major consideration when Sunoco leases new office space. Fleet energy is tracked carefully for delivery trucks, and these have been equipped with automatic systems that significantly reduce idling and maximize fuel efficiency. Since 1998, Sunoco's greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 8.5 percent.
Photo: Sunoco, Inc.
A world-renowned automaker, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the North American manufacturing headquarters for Toyota vehicles. Founded on the principles of continuous improvement and respect for people, Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for continuing to enhance its energy management systems and sharing its expertise with other manufacturers. This is the fourth time Toyota has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Toyota continues to build on its management systems to reduce energy waste and share this expertise with other manufacturers. Key accomplishments include:
Toyota serves as a model for energy management by openly sharing its systems, best practices, strategies and management techniques with other ENERGY STAR partners including medium-size companies in need of basic technical assistance, as well as local schools and organizations.
Toyota's commitment to harmonize with the environment is emphasized in the Toyota Earth Charter which supports the potential use of renewable energy in its North American facilities.
Photo: Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Since 1888, Fetter Printing Company, has served the printing needs of automotive, industrial and consumer and coatings companies. The company is being recognized for integrating ENERGY STAR and its energy management approach into its corporate sustainability strategy. Key achievements in 2008 include: