PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has chosen McNeil PPC (formerly known as Pfizer) of Lititz, Pennsylvania as one of the four top leaders in EPA’s nationwide performance track program.
McNeil, a leading manufacturer of consumer healthcare products, is a charter partner in the EPA program which recognizes facilities with strong environmental records for going above and beyond their legal requirements. Since June 2000, 450 facilities in 46 states and Puerto Rico have become performance track members making a total of 1,500 environmental commitments.
McNeil has replaced all equipment containing ozone-depleting CFC refrigerants with less harmful models using HFC refrigerants. In addition, between 2003 and 2005, while production increased five percent, the plant managed to reduce its annual energy use by 7,000 million BTUs—a decrease of six percent.
During that same period, the company reduced its water use by 24 percent, and improved its condensate recovery system with the installation of new flash tanks, pumps, traps, and high pressure de-aeration equipment. These improvements help increase the life of filters and reduce the volume of water discharged to drains.