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4 Apr 2014

Merck Receives 2014 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award From US Environmental Protection Agency

Merck (MSD) has received an ENERGY STAR 2014 Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued improvement of energy performance and leadership in energy management in both the pharmaceutical and industrial sectors.


Merck has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1995 and recognized by the EPA for 9 consecutive years, twice as Partner of the Year and now a seventh time for Sustained Excellence.


“Managing energy well is consistent with Merck's philosophy of being a responsible company,” said Rodney Freeman, vice president, Global Facilities Management, Merck. “We are using greener sources of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Our partnership with ENERGY STAR helps us focus on our main goal of reducing energy consumption. We believe the greenest kilowatt is the one not used.”


The award recognizes four Merck manufacturing sites that have achieved ENERGY STAR rankings in the top 25% of pharmaceutical plant energy performance nationwide: Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Cleveland, Tenn., Las Piedras, Puerto Rico; and Elkhorn, Neb. 


Also achieving certification this year were two buildings at Merck's corporate headquarters in Whitehouse Station, NJ, Merck’s office buildings in Upper Gwynedd, Pa., West Point, Pa., and for the first time, Cokesbury, NJ In addition, four sites in Europe were recognized for meeting the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry by reducing their energy intensity by 10%over a 5-year period. The sites recognized are Heist, Belgium; Swords, Ireland; Cramlington, UK; and Mirabel, France.  


“Merck has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award — the 2014 Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Award — because of its unwavering commitment to helping consumers become increasingly more energy efficient,” said EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe.


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