Merck & Co., Inc.

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Merck & Co., Inc. is a global health care company that develops prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products. Building on ENERGY STAR® strategies, Merck achieved a 3.2% energy intensity reduction that contributed to a 1% reduction in energy related scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions from a 2019 baseline. Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Issuing a $1 billion sustainability bond that will provide additional funding for energy efficiency and decarbonization projects. 
  •  Investing $7.2 million on new sustainability and energy capital projects under the existing Sustainability Capital Fund.
  •  Maintaining ENERGY STAR certification at one manufacturing plant for a 14th consecutive year and at two buildings. 
  •  Completing a 7.2 MW solar farm, which is the largest owned renewable asset in Merck’s portfolio. 
  •  Actively supporting the ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Industry Focus and ENERGY STAR industrial partnership through mentoring, benchmarking, and sharing information.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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