EPA recognises US companies efficiency measures
The US EPA has presented its Climate Wise Partner Achievement Awards presented to 17 US companies in recognition of their success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency.
The award winners ranged from small facilities, with less than 100 employees, to large multi-facility corporations. Overall Achievement Awards were given to companies that excelled in leadership, innovation, action planning and energy use reductions.
The winners were Anheuser-Busch, Baxter Healthcare (North Cove facility), British Petroleum, Cargill (Raleigh, N.C. facility), Cosmair, General Motors, Gillette (Arrow Park facility), Johnson & Johnson, Malden Mills Industries, Motorola (Austin facility), Pan American Hospital, Quad Graphics, Stoneyfield Farm Yogurt, and Teco-Westinghouse Motors.
Three companies received Special Recognition Awards for achievements in individual projects: Boeing, Interface and Lucent Technologies.
Climate Wise is an EPA program designed to stimulate the voluntary reduction by manufacturing companies of greenhouse gas emissions. Partner companies develop comprehensive plans with energy efficiency and pollution prevention goals, planned actions to accomplish these goals and estimates of the impacts. There are over 460 Climate Wise Partner companies, representing over 12 per cent of US industrial energy use. Their programs will help reduce CO2 emissions by 18 million metric tons by the year 2000, a level equal to the emissions of four million cars.