Merck & Co., Inc.
Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Merck & Co., Inc. is a global, research-based pharmaceutical company known for vaccines and medicines. In November 2009, Merck and the global healthcare company Schering-Plough merged to create the "New Merck," which is now the second-largest pharmaceutical company in the world. Merck & Co. is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for a fourth time for its dedication to continuous energy improvement. Key 2009 accomplishments include:
Achieving an improvement in energy intensity equivalent to eliminating 4,500 vehicles for one year or powering 3,000 American homes.
Integrating two award-winning energy programs into a single management system, preserving and building on the best practices of each former program, such as rolling out an energy project tracking database to all new Merck sites.
Earning the ENERGY STAR for its Cleveland, TN plant, one of the first four pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the United States.
Focusing energy assessments on laboratory ventilation, motor efficiency, steam traps and wraps, alternative energy, and continued retro-commissioning studies.
Promoting ENERGY STAR and energy management in public forums, including pharmaceutical trade and corporate climate meetings.