The EPA honors Raytheon for exceptional energy-saving efforts
More than a 3 percent reduction in energy consumption during 2015. A 28 percent reduction in greenhouse gases since 2008. A savings of $59 million in the same period.
Those are just a few of the achievements for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing Raytheon with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award.
It is the ninth year in a row the company has received the award, and the 12th time in 16 years it was recognized for leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency accomplishments. The 2016 honor will be awarded at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 13.
“In the last year, we have boosted our efforts to cut energy consumption and preserve valuable resources through the Raytheon Sustainability program,” said Thomas A. Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. “The ENERGY STAR program has been invaluable to our success, helping us to develop companywide strategies to reduce our carbon footprint and energy costs.”
In addition to the many Raytheon efforts recognized by the EPA, the company:
- Nearly doubled its goal of a 10-percent energy reduction against a 2008 baseline.
- Initiated a new five-year energy roadmap and company goal to reduce consumption an additional 10 percent by 2020.
- Engaged and rewarded employees in energy management through the innovative “Shining Stars” and “On-the-Spot” recognition programs.
- Increased the amount of greenhouse gas emissions avoided through the ENERGY STAR Change the World campaign by twenty-fold.
- Continued to partner with the U.S. EPA’s New England office and others on a regional ENERGY STAR industrial partner networking group.
- Helped customers reduce operational costs and carbon footprints, including construction of a Microgrid Control System at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California.
As an added recognition of Raytheon’s energy efficiency and conservation endeavors, the Carbon Disclosure Project, publisher of the annual Climate Change Investor Report, listed Raytheon among just 25 global industrial companies on its “Climate A List.”
The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award recognizes organizations that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through innovative and superior energy efficiency achievements, setting and achieving aggressive goals that others can emulate. The award also celebrates ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including the use of energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent more than two billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
“By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, Raytheon is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize Raytheon with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. Raytheon demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
For a complete list of 2016 winners and information, and details about ENERGY STAR’s award program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
Last Updated: 04/05/2016