Merck & Co., Inc.

Whitehouse Station, New Jersey


ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Merck & Co., Inc.

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.
  • Improving vehicle fuel efficiency in the global fleet by piloting hybrids and implementing improved fuel efficiency standards.
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