Schering Plough Corporation

Kenilworth, New Jersey

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management

Schering Plough Corporation

Schering-Plough Corporation is a science-centered global health care company that applies its research and development to human prescription, animal health, and consumer health care products. Schering-Plough is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for its vision of strategic energy management. The company has established twin goals of reducing energy consumption by 10% at each site by 2011 and attaining a 5% absolute reduction of CO2 emissions by 2012 from 2002 levels. Key accomplishments include:

         Improving energy use intensity by 3.7% in 2008 under a newly-launched strategic energy management initiative.

         Installing a 1.7 MW solar photovoltaic system, one of the largest in the U.S., to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 1,000 tons per year.

         Building a Web-based global energy data management system to monitor and control energy use across its worldwide sites, representing more than 16 million square feet of facility space.

         Engaging its workforce by executing a strategic communication plan to raise awareness of energy issues and educate employees throughout the company.

         Leading the pharmaceutical industry's support for the completion of EPA's new energy performance indicator (EPI) for pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the U.S.; the company also actively participates in the ENERGY STAR Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Focus and laboratory benchmarking initiative.

         Using EPA's EPI for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to rate the efficiency of its plants and Portfolio Manager to rate the efficiency of its other buildings and warehouses nationally; these EPA ratings helped the company set improvement goals.

         In addition to these accomplishments, Schering-Plough's commitment to protecting the environment is further demonstrated by its participation in EPA's Climate Leaders program and Green Power Partnership.

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