Merck

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Merck is a global research-based pharmaceutical and health care company. Since merging with Schering-Plough in 2009, the company has successfully integrated energy programs to pursue its vision of becoming "the most energy-efficient company in the pharmaceutical industry." Merck is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued improvement and expansion of its energy management efforts. Key accomplishments include:

 

         Improving energy intensity by 2.7 percent over the previous year and by 31 percent between 2004 and 2009.

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for three manufacturing sites and two corporate headquarter buildings, including one with a major data center. The company also introduced in 2010 a global real estate program, MerckSpace, to increase energy productivity in its office space.

         Responding to the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry by achieving a 10 percent reduction goal for the first three pharmaceutical manufacturing sites in the United States.

         Securing more than 7.7 million kWh a year in energy savings by upgrading its Kenilworth site's gas turbine.

         Establishing an Energy Efficiency Capital Fund to further drive implementation of energy projects.

         Publishing the Merck Energy Handbook, "You Can Make a Difference," for employees that promotes ENERGY STAR at home and work.

         Supporting the ENERGY STAR program through public forums and mentoring ENERGY STAR partner companies.