Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) a global health care company that produces prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products. Drawing on ENERGY STAR® resources and strategies, Merck reduced the energy intensity of its U.S. sites by 10.1% from 2015 to 2021. Key accomplishments for 2021 include:

  • Maintaining ENERGY STAR certification at one manufacturing plant for a 13th consecutive year and at three buildings, despite impacts from COVID-19.
  • Actively supporting the ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Industry Focus and ENERGY STAR industrial partnership through mentoring, benchmarking, and sharing information.
  • Setting new goals to reduce scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 46% by 2030 from a 2019 baseline and to purchase 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
  • Establishing a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy with efficiency in operations as one of three key tactics.
  • Creating a Low Carbon Transition Playbook to support facilities in meeting their new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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