Raytheon joined Boeing as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 ENERGY STAR award winner. The company will be honored tonight at a ceremony for its work in energy conservation and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustained Excellence Award winners were chosen from more than 17,000 ENERGY STAR participants. Raytheon has won seven awards during the 11 years it’s participated in ENERGY STAR programs. This is the fourth year EPA recognized Raytheon with the Sustained Excellence Award.
“This outstanding recognition is a credit to Raytheon’s 72,000 employees and their support of our energy conservation efforts,” said Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson. “The continued focus, dedication and action of our employees reaffirm a commitment to sustainability practices that benefit our communities, our business and future generations.”
Raytheon met its sustainability goals for 2010 by encouraging employees to use energy conservation practices, which helped reduce the company’s energy consumption 3 percent per dollar of revenue. The company promoted energy conservation through Energy Awareness Month and Earth Day events, and encouraged other organizations to participate in ENERGY STAR programs.
“Raytheon has earned EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” said Elizabeth Craig, acting director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “Raytheon’s long-term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrate the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”