- 3M, 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- ArcelorMittal USA, 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- The Boeing Company, 2012 winner of Partner of the Year – Energy Management
- CalPortland Company, 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Colgate-Palmolive Company, 2012 winner of Partner of the Year – Energy Management
- Eastman Chemical Company, 2012 winner of Partner of the Year – Energy Management
- General Motors Company, 2012 winner of Partner of the Year – Energy Management
- Hanesbrands Inc., 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Merck & Co., Inc., 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Nissan North America, Inc., 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- PepsiCo, Inc., 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Raytheon Company, 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Saint-Gobain, 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
- Sunoco, Inc., 2012 winner of Partner of the Year – Energy Management
- Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., 2012 winner of Sustained Excellence in Energy Management
Full List of 2012 Awardees (5.2MB)
St. Paul, Minnesota
3M is a multinational technology company with operations in more than 65 countries that continues to strategically manage energy use throughout its operations. 3M recognizes energy efficiency as a key element in corporate responsibility while maintaining a competitive advantage. 3M is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing improvements in energy performance and sustainability efforts. Key 2012 accomplishments include:
- Improving global energy efficiency by 8.9 percent, thereby saving more than $43 million in energy costs. The company has reduced its energy intensity by 30 percent since 2005.
- Completing 177 energy efficiency projects to save more than $7 million and dedicating resources in 2011 for enhancing its reporting system to benchmark an additional 154 facilities.
- Encouraging smaller energy projects by committing $1 million in funds and relaxing the payback period from 2 years to 4 years for smaller projects.
- Issuing the Sourcing Sustainability Standard that encourages suppliers to be proactive in sustainable supply, including increasing energy and resource efficiency and mentoring 15 suppliers in the development and completion of eco-efficiency projects.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry 10 percent reduction goal at two of its plants.
- Hosting the Global 3M Energy Conference that brought together the company’s energy leaders from around the globe to share and learn from each other on energy-related topics.
ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company, provides steel solutions for the automobile, construction, household appliance, and energy markets. ArcelorMittal USA is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to build upon its energy management foundation to advance new energy strategies. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 1.3 percent reduction in energy intensity for U.S. operations; energy savings equate to nearly $20 million in the first three quarters of 2011, enough to power more than 66,400 U.S. households.
- Reducing use of coal and coke by 5 percent by using natural gas to power blast furnace operations.
- Reducing the electricity intensity per liquid steel ton by 4.3 percent from 2010.
- Supporting long-term strategic energy management by developing 10-year energy roadmaps for its integrated mills and 5-year roadmaps for its smaller U.S. facilities to enable more decisive goal setting and action planning.
- Expanding the U.S. energy management organization’s responsibilities across ArcelorMittal Americas to include sites in Brazil, Mexico, and Canada.
- Instituting strategic projects, including a steam trap inspection and repair program resulting in monthly savings of $150,000 at two of its largest plants, as well as increasing power generation by reducing flaring to save more than $255,000 per month in purchased electricity.
- Building its 2011 communication campaign to reach 1.1 million people through six national advertisements and 900,000 readers through local newsprint, while educating new media markets about the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR.
Photo: ArcelorMittal USA
Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company is the third largest magazine printer and fifth largest catalog printer in the United States, operating three state-of-the-art printing facilities. The company has a strong energy management philosophy to continuously improve and to seek out new opportunities to reduce its carbon footprint for sustainable growth. Brown Printing is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its energy management program and strategic support of energy efficiency in the printing industry. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving company-wide energy intensity by 4.3 percent. This equates to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 31 million pounds or the elimination of the emissions from 3,310 cars.
- Building a corporate-wide energy program and integrating all facilities into the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
- Elevating career development and team incentives through the use of specific key performance indicators for energy and tying them to pay for performance, bonuses, and employee rewards.
- Engaging major printers in the United States to participate in the ENERGY STAR Printing Focus, to support the development of energy management tools, and to share best energy management practices across the entire sector.
- Instituting a set of best energy management practices, such as requiring that all capital investments consider energy efficiency, educating employees on energy efficiency through a wide variety of methods, and implementing an array of technical improvements to the company’s three printing facilities.
- Communicating the value of energy efficiency by offering customers tools to educate their readers on ENERGY STAR as a method for saving energy and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.
Photo: Brown Printing Company
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, concrete, aggregates, and asphalt in the western United States. Energy management is a key component of the company’s sustainability strategy. CalPortland is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its extensive outreach and assistance to new industries and ENERGY STAR partners in energy management. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by nearly 1 percent while cutting total energy use by 3.2 percent despite challenging market conditions in the construction industry that negatively affect energy efficiency.
- Developing an extensive internal communication and information infrastructure to support energy management activities across the company and to facilitate extension of best practices and management strategies in all facilities.
- Revamping the company’s purchasing policy to require purchasing only energy-efficient products through national accounts and according to specifications defined by the company.
- Supporting research into fuel use and driving patterns for its ready-mixed concrete trucks; this research resulted in changes to truck gearing, idle time policies, and truck routing for reductions in the use of diesel fuel, a significant energy source for the company.
- Building upon the success of the energy management organization by establishing a Green Team to support energy management as part of the company’s sustainability efforts and to reach a greater number of employees.
- Supporting ENERGY STAR in the development of a new Industrial Focus on energy efficiency in concrete manufacturing.
Photo: CalPortland Company
New York, New York
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a consumer products company serving people in more than 200 countries and territories. The company recognizes the importance of energy conservation and the potential consequences of climate change, and is committed to acting responsibly through its global environmental sustainability efforts. Colgate-Palmolive is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its strong partnership with the program and efforts to continuously improve its energy strategy. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy efficiency by 3.5 percent compared to a 2008 baseline.
- Adopting the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry as its own internal energy award program globally to recognize facilities for their energy reduction achievements.
- Implementing more than 110 capital projects estimated to deliver $4.2 million in annual savings.
- Surveying the company’s 61 manufacturing facilities and technology centers to more deeply understand the most important aspects of energy; one outcome of the survey was a list of the “Top 10 Energy Actions” all facilities must meet.
- Expanding the company’s energy initiative by asking all facilities to designate 5 percent of their capital expenditure budget for environmental projects and include a 2 percent minimum for energy.
- Reaching out to multiple suppliers and contract manufacturers to inform them of the benefits of partnering with ENERGY STAR and encouraging them to join the partnership.
- Developing the Site Energy Coordinator Network to share best practices, participate in training, and promote site energy achievements.
Photo: Colgate-Palmolive Company
Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company is a global company that manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers, and plastics. The company has historically focused on energy efficiency, but its commitment to continuous improvement has advanced to a new level with a restructured, corporate-wide energy program. Eastman Chemical is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its enhanced energy management program and commitment to continuous improvements in energy efficiency. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy intensity by 3 percent in 2011, which resulted in energy savings of more than $11.6 million. This equates to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 357 million pounds or the elimination of the emissions from 31,000 cars. Since 2008, the company improved its energy intensity by 8 percent.
- Installing more than $1 million worth of meters as part of Eastman’s dedicated metering program.
- Establishing a capital energy budget of $4.2 million based on the realization that energy projects are of low risk and high value to the company. Energy funding was also included in base projections for capital budgets going forward.
- Increasing the energy maintenance budget to $4.4 million under the energy team’s authority to repair steam leaks, add insulation, and improve lighting.
- Institutionalizing an internal energy assessment process that was developed and piloted in 2010. The process identified more than $650,000 in energy savings.
- Raising awareness of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR in the community and among employees through an energy fair attended by local media and the mayor; becoming a Change the World, Start with ENERGY STAR campaign pledge driver; and sharing ENERGY STAR educational resources with 140 schools through Eastman’s Putting Children First partnership.
Photo: Eastman Chemical Company
General Motors Company
General Motors Company (GM) is a leading automobile manufacturer located in more than 120 countries with sales reaching more than 8 million vehicles annually. As part of its new strategy, GM is committed to “making a positive difference,” which is reflected in the achievements of its energy program. GM is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for adopting the ENERGY STAR approach to energy management and integrating it into the company’s standard business model. Key accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity in its U.S. operations by 4 percent compared to 2010, saving $14 million in energy costs.
- Reducing energy use in global facilities by 30 percent between 2005 and 2010. These savings reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 3.15 million metric tons.
- Requiring all personnel worldwide to adopt the principles outlined in the company’s Code of Conduct, including environmental sustainability and energy efficiency practices.
- Allocating $12 million for the implementation of cost-effective energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects in GM’s U.S. plants.
- Earning GM’s first ENERGY STAR certification for an assembly plant and achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry energy use reduction goal at 30 sites.
- Committing to invest up to $40 million over the next few years in projects that will help reduce up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, equivalent to the annual impact of a forest the size of Yellowstone.
- Using landfill gas as a source of energy in four of GM’s U.S. manufacturing facilities.
Photo: General Motors Company
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Hanesbrands Inc. is a leading manufacturer of apparel essentials found in nearly all households in America. The company seeks to be an environmental leader in the international apparel industry and has made strong energy management practices a cornerstone of this vision. Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner, Hanesbrands has significantly expanded and improved its energy program with impressive speed. Hanesbrands is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its commitment to energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR partnership. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Improving energy efficiency by 3.7 percent and water intensity by 5.9 percent. Since 2007, Hanesbrands has reduced energy intensity by over 21 percent, cut carbon emissions by over 27 percent, increased its use of renewable energy to 35 percent of its total energy use, and avoided more than $20 million in energy and water costs.
- Increasing the visibility of energy management within the corporate structure and enhancing the level of executive support.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry 10 percent reduction goal for six of its 30 sites taking the Challenge.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR tools and resources to Hanesbrands’ facilities around the world and at conferences in the United States and abroad.
- Highlighting its partnership with ENERGY STAR in strategic communication campaigns to wholesale customers, consumers, key suppliers, investors, and shareholders through over 86 million impressions.
Photo: Hanesbrands Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) is a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a vision to be “the most energy-efficient company in the pharmaceutical industry and a leader among FORTUNE 500 companies.” An ENERGY STAR partner since 1995, Merck has a successful energy program that continues to develop innovative approaches and strategies to promote energy efficiency. Merck is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued improvement of energy performance and leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 5.2 percent globally and by 6.8 percent in the United States over the previous year. These efficiency improvements reduce Merck’s carbon footprint by 60,000 metric tons annually and generate cost savings sufficient to fund 50 full-time jobs.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for three manufacturing sites and three large office buildings, including one with a major data center.
- Responding to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry by registering 10 sites—the most in the pharmaceutical sector.
- Expanding its energy tracking and reporting system to cover all sites globally.
- Supporting the ENERGY STAR program through public forums, conference presentations, communications, and employee outreach and engagement.
- Establishing an international energy management forum that spans all Merck operations, including its North America, Latin America, Europe-Middle East-Africa, and Asia-Pacific locations.
Photo: Merck & Co., Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc. is the manufacturing and operations headquarters for Nissan in the United States and Mexico. Energy management has become a key piece of Nissan’s sustainability strategy, which seeks a “Symbiosis of People, Vehicles, and Nature.” To build and strengthen its energy management practices, Nissan actively leverages ENERGY STAR tools and resources. Nissan is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the continued improvement of its energy management practices and performance. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Improving enterprise energy intensity by 5 percent while keeping energy use flat as production increased.
- Maintaining the ENERGY STAR for both of its U.S. assembly plants, despite the introduction of new product lines, and for its corporate headquarters building. Earning ENERGY STAR certification for eligible facilities is an annual goal for Nissan.
- Establishing an international energy management forum that spans all of Nissan’s North, Central, and South American operations.
- Mentoring and sharing best practices with other ENERGY STAR partners and demonstrating how to build a corporate culture based on energy efficiency.
- Leveraging ENERGY STAR resources effectively to increase energy awareness among employees and the communities in which Nissan operates.
Photo: Nissan North America, Inc.
Purchase, New York
PepsiCo, Inc. is a leading global food and beverage company that operates a range of manufacturing facilities across multiple food and beverage processing sectors. The company’s commitment to energy management starts with the CEO and spans both internal and supplier operations. PepsiCo is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued commitment to promoting the value of strong energy management practices and the ENERGY STAR program throughout the business community. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Improving the energy performance of its legacy operations by 3.2 percent while integrating new businesses from recent acquisitions.
- Avoiding over $80 million in energy costs and 600,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions through effective energy management practices.
- Mentoring supplier companies through the PepsiCo Supplier Sustainability Outreach program on energy management and ENERGY STAR resources. More than 150 PepsiCo suppliers are now ENERGY STAR partners.
- Supporting ENERGY STAR initiatives in the food processing sectors by encouraging suppliers and other companies to participate in the Industrial Focus process.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for a Frito-Lay cookie and cracker manufacturing facility.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry 10 percent reduction goal at four manufacturing sites for an average energy intensity reduction of 12.5 percent.
Photo: PepsiCo, Inc.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets. With over 72,000 employees and 57 major locations in the United States, employee engagement and the development of energy champion networks have been key strategies of Raytheon’s energy management program. Raytheon is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued expansion of energy management tools and practices that support employee networks and sustain energy performance. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 4 percent and cutting absolute energy use by roughly 180 million Btu.
- Implementing over 200 energy projects that will collectively avoid an estimated $5 million in energy costs.
- Enabling more extensive management of energy by empowering employees with an energy checklist they can use to perform additional facility energy assessments along with their safety audits.
- Benchmarking efforts at 57 major domestic locations, sparking healthy competition within Raytheon.
- Engaging employees in activities such as Holiday Hibernation Challenges that have yielded reductions of more than 4 percent of total energy use at some sites.
- Enlisting 15 facilities in the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR tools, resources, and program offerings, both internally and publically at meetings, forums, and conferences.
Photo: Raytheon Company
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Saint-Gobain manufactures a range of building products, high-performance materials, and glass containers at more than 130 plants throughout North America. The company also distributes building materials through 120 outlets in the United States. Saint-Gobain is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the sustained growth and continuous improvement of energy management across its operations. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 3.6 percent, an amount equivalent to the energy required to produce approximately 836 million typical glass containers. Since 2008, the company has improved energy intensity by 11.9 percent.
- Enabling enhanced energy tracking and benchmarking through expanded sub-metering and by incorporating energy efficiency into new plant design.
- Building the company’s in-house expertise for plant energy assessment through energy Kaizens and by completing over 40 technical plant assessments with external vendors.
- Developing improved methods for controlling energy use in operating glass furnaces, a major use of energy for the company and one of the most energy intensive manufacturing processes in U.S. industry.
- Earning the first three ENERGY STAR certifications for container glass plants in the United States and demonstrating best-in-class energy performance in these facilities.
The Boeing Company
The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company, has well-integrated energy management strategies that are driving the corporation toward a more energy-efficient, sustainable future. The company continues to strengthen its energy program each year by building upon past successes. Boeing is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for the continued growth of its energy management program and promotion of energy efficiency initiatives in its supply chain and local communities. Key accomplishments include:
- Improving energy intensity by 5.2 percent over 2010— enough to power 17,800 average U.S. homes.
- Sharing information and best practices with suppliers to assist them in setting targets for reducing their respective energy and carbon footprints. Boeing employees led more than 400 supplier workshops on ways to reduce emissions. Additionally, Boeing modified its supply chain procurement contracts to include standard language that supports further advancements for environmental improvements.
- Integrating the use of the ENERGY STAR Facility Energy Management Assessment Matrix as part of the company’s energy management system for each site.
- Making significant investments in both energy projects at existing buildings in the amount of $4.6 million, as well as energy-efficient new construction and building refurbishment of more than 2.2 million square feet.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry reduction goal for the second consecutive year at Boeing’s Long Beach, CA facility—the first site in the United States to do so—and earning ENERGY STAR certification for a cumulative total of eight Boeing buildings.
- Leveraging the company’s giving program to provide for energy efficiency and sustainability in local communities.
Photo: The Boeing Company
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. is the manufacturing headquarters for 15 vehicle, engine, and parts plants across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Sustainability is an important focus for Toyota at both internal and supplier operations. Toyota is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for the promotion of energy management among its suppliers and continued support of the ENERGY STAR program. Key 2011 accomplishments include:
- Decreasing absolute energy use by 9 percent and absolute water use by 8 percent.
- Influencing the company’s supply chain by continuing to train Tier 1 suppliers to conduct internal plant energy assessments known as Treasure Hunts. Thirty-three companies benefitted from the training in 2011.
- Supporting the ENERGY STAR Motor Vehicle Focus actively for over 10 years and conducting new research for expanded benchmarking of assembly and power-train plants.
- Completing the analysis on the reduction of air to ovens in paint shops—a pilot installation is planned for 2012. A preliminary analysis across North America indicates a savings potential of 95,300 MMBtu when implemented in all paint shops.
- Motivating energy savings through monthly energy contests, rewarding the production shops with greatest reductions, and through the annual Toyota Summer and Winter Shutdown Energy Reduction Challenge.
Photo: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.