2018 Industrial Partner of Year
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Industrial Awardees
Each year EPA honors ENERGY STAR partners who have made notable contributions in corporate energy management and in raising awareness about energy efficiency. Read on to learn how the award was achieved.
INDUSTRIAL AWARDEES FOR 2018
Allergan, Inc. (Madison, NJ): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Bimbo Bakeries USA (Horsham, PA): Partner of the Year – Energy Management
Bristol-Myers Squibb (New York, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
CalPortland Company (Glendora, CA): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Celanese Corporation (Irving, TX): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Colgate-Palmolive Company (New York, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Corning Incorporated (Corning, NY): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Eastman (Kingsport, TN): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
General Motors Company (Detroit, MI): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Hanesbrands Inc. (Winston-Salem, NC): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Intertape Polymer Corporation (Sarasota, FL): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Findlay, OH): Partner of the Year – Energy Management
Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, NJ): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Nissan North America, Inc. (Smyrna, TN): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
Olin Brass (Louisville, KY): Partner of the Year – Energy Management
Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
The Boeing Company (Chicago, IL): Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence, Energy Management
INDUSTRIAL AWARDEES FOR 2018 WRITE-UPS
Allergan, Inc. is a diversified, global pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices, biologic and regenerative medical products. The company’s energy program has continued to strengthen its energy management practices at its facilities around the world during a period of expansion. Allergan is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing the success of its energy management program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving more than a four percent energy intensity improvement for U.S. operations and more than three percent for global operations in 2017.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at four buildings representing a significant portion of its office space footprint.
- Increasing investment in the Allergan Energy Efficiency Capital Fund by $2.6 million to enable projects with payback periods of up to five years.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts using ENERGY STAR guidance at a major manufacturing site and research and development campus to uncover over $2.5 million in energy and water savings.
- Renewing and updating the energy management system by establishing new energy scorecards, key performance indicators, reporting requirements, and energy team networks to keep facilities and operation management focused on achieving the corporate goal of a 20 percent energy use reduction by 2020.
Actively supporting the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, the Industrial Partnership, and various ENERGY STAR sponsored initiatives.
Bimbo Bakeries USA is a baking company whose brands include Thomas’, Sara Lee, Oroweat, Arnold, Nature’s Harvest, and more. The company has used ENERGY STAR® tools and guidance to build its energy management program. Bimbo Bakeries is receiving the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for the growth of its energy management program and leadership in the baking sector. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving an energy intensity improvement of 1.5 percent over 2016 and contributing to a three-percent improvement since 2015, all while saving enough energy equivalent to produce over 40 million loaves of bread.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at 14 of the company’s bakeries.
- Achieving the goals of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognition at 11 bakeries since 2013, the most in the commercial baking sector.
- Actively participating in the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Baking and sharing its expertise within the industry.
- Investing over $7 million in energy efficiency projects in its bakeries, depots, and retail centers.
- Pioneering the use of bio-digestion systems to produce biogas that has generated over $750,000 in energy savings.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts using ENERGY STAR guidance at more than half of its facilities to find over $2.5 million in energy savings opportunities with payback periods of under two years.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines. The company has built a robust energy management program by utilizing ENERGY STAR® tools and actively participating in the ENERGY STAR industrial partnership. Bristol-Myers Squibb is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to advance its energy management program and for showing leadership within the industrial sector. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving an annual energy intensity improvement of more than four percent globally, contributing to an 11.3 percent reduction in energy consumption since 2013.
- Assisting the ENERGY STAR program with energy treasure hunt training for healthcare energy managers and conducting a treasure hunt at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.
- Achieving the goals of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at two sites and taking the Challenge at eight new sites.
- Hosting the first ENERGY STAR Showcase event at a pharmaceutical facility that engaged employees, local government officials, and other ENERGY STAR industrial partners.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at two office buildings.
- Actively participating in the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and the ENERGY STAR industrial partnership.
- Investing more than $42.4 million across 342 energy projects to achieve annualized savings of $18.3 million since 2010.
CalPortland Company is a producer of cement, concrete, aggregates, and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. The company, founded in 1891, has been an active ENERGY STAR® partner for more than 21 years, promoting ENERGY STAR and good energy management practices throughout the industrial sector and in nearby communities. CalPortland is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its unwavering commitment to high-level leadership in energy management throughout the company. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reaching a 16-percent improvement in 2017 from a baseline year of 2003 for cumulative savings of $109 million.
- Promoting energy management across the U.S. cement industry through the CEO’s leadership of the trade association and an offer of the company’s assistance to others in the industry.
- Earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR plant certification for two cement plants. One plant was a recent purchase and required extensive upgrades.
- Expanding energy management into its fleet of ready mix concrete trucks by 118 units that run on compressed natural gas. The new trucks replaced a diesel fleet and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7,435 tons per year.
- Continuing to invest in operations through new plant hardware such as a high efficiency separator for a mill, efficient new equipment to improve raw feed processing, and computational fluid dynamic software to better manage process air and material flows.
- Developing innovative methods for training employees and motivating them to manage energy in their work.
- Conducting outreach to inform employees, more than 106,000 community members, schools, competitors, and others on how they can manage energy and use ENERGY STAR to save money.
Celanese Corporation is a global producer of specialty materials and chemical products which are used in most major industries and consumer applications. The company strategically manages energy across its worldwide operations, advancing the strategy for continuous energy savings. Celanese is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for the continued growth of its energy management program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 3.6 percent over the past 12 months and by 36 percent since 2005.
- Expanding the Celanese Global Energy Steering Team by adding key manufacturing site leaders.
- Executing more than 140 energy projects that are saving more than $10 million with even more savings forecasted for 2018 and 2019.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry energy intensity reduction of 10 percent for two plants in Texas and Germany in 2017.
- Undertaking boiler efficiency, excess utilities capacity idling, and more through the company’s Low Volume Challenged Sites and Utilities Energy Teams.
- Increasing communication and employee involvement in energy management globally by creating the Celanese Energy Community program where employees are trained to manage and engage in energy reduction at work and at home. More than 4,700 employees have been trained and joined the Community.
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a global consumer products company operating in more than 200 countries. The company’s strategy takes an end-to-end value chain approach from suppliers to its own manufacturing facilities through to its consumers to address climate change through energy efficiency and carbon emissions reductions. Colgate-Palmolive is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for addressing the environmental impacts of its company’s operations and products. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Managing energy for a one-percent improvement in absolute energy over 2016, achieving a 15 percent reduction since 2005 and $440 million in energy savings since 2009.
- Utilizing the ENERGY STAR Energy Treasure Hunt resources to identify over 180 energy savings opportunities for an estimated 23,400 megawatt hours in energy savings and achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognition at four facilities. Three of the plants have achieved this recognition in the past.
- Investing in energy efficiency by funding more than 100 capital energy projects for savings of $3.6 million annually.
- Studying the efficacy of renewable and alternative energy opportunities to identify six viable projects that are currently under research.
- Expanding the carbon footprinting of its major product lines for the Tom’s of Maine brand so that one deodorant product could be reformulated to improve its sustainability profile and the manufacturing process could be improved to save water and energy.
Corning Incorporated applies its expertise in the sciences of glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that transform industries and enhance lives. The company’s Global Energy Management (GEM) program continually evolves to ensure future improvements. Corning is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year– Sustained Excellence recognition for the addition of new strategic dimensions to its corporate energy program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 6.8 percent corporate energy productivity improvement over 2016 equal to 148,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions avoided. Since 2007, the company’s long-term improvement is 36 percent, representing $490 million in savings.
- Refreshing the Corning GEM strategy through a broad consultation with industry experts and practitioners to carefully design the next seven to ten years of activity. A new mission, expanded scope, and strategic activities are components of the new strategy that will address energy, water, and other resource savings through product design and production, and employee and customer engagement.
- Aligning with Corning’s Environmental Health & Safety group to address laboratory energy savings through heat recovery, water conservation, and other energy saving practices.
- Focusing on water management and the concurrent energy savings that accompany water usage to save more than 12 million gallons through 35 projects.
- Hosting Industrial Showcases at two plants that achieved the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognition to inform suppliers, key state and local officials, and others of the energy accomplishments at the plants.
Eastman is a global advanced materials and specialty additives company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. Known for continually improving its energy management program, the company engages in a variety of activities to inform and engage diverse groups in recognizing the steps they may take to reduce energy use and protect the environment. Eastman is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continually advancing leadership in energy management throughout the company. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Managing energy for a one-percent intensity improvement over 2016 and a 10.8 percent reduction since 2008. Eastman would have spent $46 million more on energy in 2017 if energy intensity had not improved over the past 10 years.
- Informing employees, schools and the public about saving energy, protecting the environment and ENERGY STAR through an innovative campaign, “Energy efficiency. It’s only natural.”
- Budgeting over $10 million and initiating more than 125 energy savings projects focused on steam and electrical systems optimization, process modification, upgraded equipment, and improved lighting.
- Solving the challenge of identifying energy projects and promoting them for funding by producing an easily accessible online energy project savings calculator and an auto-capture database to help identify projects for funding.
- Encouraging employee engagement in energy efficiency by participating in improvement drives such as promoting ENERGY STAR’s Light the Moment campaign and creating an animated video on selecting light bulbs for Energy Awareness Month.
General Motors (GM) Company is a United States producer of automobiles with operations in more than 120 countries. The company is known for its integration of energy management into its corporate business plan, adapting to the changing energy landscape. General Motors is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for the continued growth of its corporate energy program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving an energy intensity reduction of 17 percent since 2010 for a cost avoidance of $135 million, which is equivalent to the sales of 143,000 vehicles.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification at three auto assembly plants and 17 buildings.
- Committing every GM manufacturing plant around the globe to take the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry. In 2017, eight more facilities achieved the Challenge’s ten-percent reduction for a total of 128 GM facilities that have met the goal.
- Investing $22 million in energy efficiency projects throughout its North American facilities.
- Supporting improvement of energy performance across the motor vehicle industry by engaging in the development of new ENERGY STAR plant energy performance indicators for engine and transmission plants.
Hanesbrands Inc. is a marketer of everyday basic apparel with over 68,000 employees globally and brands including Hanes, Champion, Maidenform, and Bali. The company’s global energy management program is based on ENERGY STAR® guidance and influences plants and people around the globe to practice energy efficiency. Hanesbrands is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for the continued growth of its corporate energy program. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reaching a five-percent energy intensity improvement in 2017. Since 2007, the company has reduced energy intensity by 20.5 percent for a total energy cost avoidance of $200 million.
- Sharing the Hanesbrands program with ENERGY STAR partner Corning to benchmark best energy management practices.
- Achieving the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at 10 sites in 2017, bringing the total number of plants achieving a ten-percent intensity reduction to 23 worldwide.
- Promoting the company’s energy management efforts and ENERGY STAR at its Annual Energy Summit by holding an ENERGY STAR Industrial Showcase to introduce suppliers, employees, customers, and the public to energy management.
- Implementing a variety of strategic projects such as improving roof insulation to eliminate the need for a chiller and replacing clutch motors with servo motors on sewing machinery.
- Expanding the extent of the company’s communications about energy management and ENERGY STAR to reach a new high of 916 million ENERGY STAR impressions. Since 2007, Hanesbrands has generated more than 3 billion impressions to get the word out on ENERGY STAR resources.
Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) is a producer of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, polyethylene and polyolefin film, and complementary packaging systems. The company embodies energy management in the everyday activities of business. IPG is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for continuing to use ENERGY STAR to improve the energy performance of its business. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by one percent over 2016. Since 2009, IPG has saved more than $5 million from energy management.
- Sharing energy management best practices with ENERGY STAR industrial partners to assist in energy benchmarking and encourage energy management.
- Integrating three newly acquired manufacturing plants into the corporate energy management program.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR resources to industry through numerous speaking engagements.
- Continuing to serve as a voice for energy efficiency and management in the Danville, Virginia community by leading a chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and hosting training for new energy managers.
- Achieving the goals of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognition at its Carbondale, Illinois plant three times, including in 2017 for an energy intensity reduction of 31 percent.
Marathon Petroleum is the second-largest fuels manufacturer in the United States, with processing and refining capacity of about 1.9 million barrels of crude oil per calendar day. The company operates an extensive energy management program that carefully manages energy in plant operations. Marathon Petroleum is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for its broad commitment to pursue excellence in energy performance at its six refineries and other facilities. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 2.5 percent improvement in the aggregate energy performance for its refining operations for a 3-year period concluding in 2017. Since 2002, the company has reduced the greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product by 16 percent.
- Earning the highest number of ENERGY STAR certified U.S. refineries with 39 certifications (75 percent of U.S. refinery certifications) since 2006. The company’s Louisiana and Ohio refineries have earned top quartile energy performance continually for 12 years, while in 2017, Marathon earned 3 certifications.
- Achieving the goals of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry recognition and a 30-percent reduction at the company’s Cincinnati Renewable Fuels plant.
- Using energy performance benchmarking and evaluation “from the ground up” to determine the best way to adjust operations at two refineries that have not yet earned the ENERGY STAR, and initiating extensive facility improvements.
- Engaging communities near facilities and investors about ENERGY STAR and the company’s participation to promote energy management.
- Supporting the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Refining and Chemicals Production through best practice sharing and presentations to ENERGY STAR industrial participants.
Merck & Co., Inc. (Merck) is a global, research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. Merck has a well-established energy and sustainability program that reaches high levels of performance. Merck is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued leadership in energy management. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving more than a three-percent reduction in energy intensity for U.S. and global facilities over the previous year. Since 2015, Merck has reduced energy intensity by 11.6 percent in the U.S. and 9.5 percent globally.
- Obtaining ENERGY STAR certification for six buildings and one manufacturing plant, which earned the ENERGY STAR for the ninth consecutive year.
- Investing more than $12 million in energy projects through the Merck Energy Efficiency Capital Fund.
- Implementing a major initiative to purchase 50 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025 towards the goal of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2040.
- Establishing strategies to engage and train facility machine room operators to improve energy efficiency and reliability for over $400,000 in energy cost savings.
- Actively participating in and supporting the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Industrial Partnerships, and various ENERGY STAR sponsored initiatives.
Nissan North America, Inc. is the manufacturing and operations headquarters for Nissan automobile production and sales in the United States and Mexico. The Nissan Green Program (NGP) guides Nissan’s global energy efficiency strategies and was implemented to support the company’s sustainability vision. Nissan is receiving the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued energy management performance and promotion of energy efficiency. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a 1.6-percent reduction in enterprise-wide energy intensity over 2016 despite changes in production that negatively affected manufacturing efficiency.
- Saving more than 6.54 trillion British thermal units, equivalent to the amount of energy needed to drive a Nissan LEAF™ over 6.84 billion miles since becoming a partner in 2006.
- Maintaining ENERGY STAR certification of its automobile assembly plants for 12 consecutive years.
- Achieving the goals of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry at its Smyrna Stamping Plant and taking the Challenge for Industry at three new plants.
- Engaging employees and conducting energy treasure hunts using ENERGY STAR guidance, identifying over $1.97 million in annual energy saving opportunities.
- Expanding ENERGY STAR certification of K-12 schools to 25 and introducing energy management to more than 500 students by hosting an Energy Day event.
Olin Brass is a leading manufacturer of copper and copper-alloy sheet, strip, foil, tube and fabricated components in North America. The company has developed a sustainability program from the ground up using ENERGY STAR® energy management guidance and tools. Olin Brass is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for the commitment of employees and management to build energy management into all operations. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy intensity by 1.8 British thermal units per pound since 2016. Since becoming an ENERGY STAR partner, the company has saved nearly $7 million through energy management.
- Studying the factors that influence individual plant performance through enhanced metering and energy mapping to determine methods for advancing improved plant energy performance.
- Sharing its energy management best practices with other ENERGY STAR partners in the manufacturing sector, including a fertilizer producer.
- Completing treasure hunts at two plants, identify 58 projects and completing 17 projects for $223,390 in savings with a 0.36-year payback.
- Rewarding plants that achieve energy intensity reductions with the Olin Brass Presidential Green Initiative and the Shining Star awards.
- Communicating to employees, several local college classes and communities about ENERGY STAR and energy management opportunities these groups may take to save at home and work.
Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation company specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon promotes ENERGY STAR to suppliers, regional organizations, employees and stockholders as a major contributor to its success. Raytheon Company is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for its strategic focus, adoption of new technologies and participation in ENERGY STAR initiatives. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving a one and a half-percent absolute energy reduction across operations in 2017. Over the last two years, the company has improved energy performance by more than 4 percent.
- Saving $1.7 million from the completion of more than 60 energy projects and initiatives.
- Benchmarking and sharing best energy management practices with aerospace industry partners through ENERGY STAR.
- Advancing the company’s Smart Campus strategy and technology implementation at the Tucson, Arizona campus and initiating it at the Massachusetts and Rhode Island locations to minimize energy consumption while improving occupant comfort.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification of the Raytheon Corporate Headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts and two other office buildings.
- Engaging 3,600 employees to learn about ENERGY STAR and take action during its Energy Action Month Challenge, fostering an alliance with the company’s Global Health Services group to promote energy efficiency to employees during other healthy habit events, and executing the Raytheon Turn Off the Tap Challenge.
- Leading ENERGY STAR information webinars with key suppliers and members of the Green Building Council of Southern California.
The Boeing Company is a manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. The company has increased investment in its energy program and reaped continued savings. Boeing is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for surpassing its five-year environmental targets for energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions despite production increases. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy use by 2.5 percent, greenhouse gas emissions by 4.8 percent, and water by 16 percent from a baseline year of 2012.
- Winning the ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings from a pool of 800 entrants by reducing energy use by 26 percent in its Renton, Washington office building.
- Implementing a centralized enterprise funding model that provided a dedicated pool of money – with $1 million in seed funding to begin, to supplement high-return energy efficiency projects, achieving 1,500 megawatt hours in savings to date.
- Enhancing the STEM curriculum in nearby schools by teaching energy management to the next generation of potential employees and creating other learning opportunities for local middle school students and company interns.
- Conducting energy treasure hunts at manufacturing facilities to identify energy projects worth over $5 million and 64,000 dekatherms in savings.
- Hosting an environmental delegation from China and sharing an overview of Boeing’s energy conservation success with visiting Chinese government officials.
- Reducing water consumption by more than 22 million gallons per year at the Everett, WA facility by implementing a vacuum pump cooling water recirculation project.