Sunoco Wins 2011 Energy Star Award

Sunoco works hard to conserve energy by selecting better materials and improving how it operates, says Sunoco CEO.

Sunoco Inc. has received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued efforts to protect the environment through energy efficiency.

The 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award recognizes Sunoco’s successful efforts to improve energy efficiency in facility operations and to integrate energy management into overall organizational strategy.

“We are pleased that Sunoco’s record of performance in energy conservation is being recognized through the ENERGY STAR program,” said Lynn Elsenhans, Sunoco’s chairman and CEO. “We take this aspect of our business seriously and work hard to conserve energy by selecting better materials and improving how we operate. This will remain an important area of focus across our entire business.”

Sunoco, an ENERGY STAR partner for 16 years, has been recognized by the EPA for three consecutive years—twice as Partner of the Year and now for Sustained Excellence. Sunoco is also the first ENERGY STAR partner from the petroleum and petrochemical companies to be recognized for energy conservation efforts company-wide.

“Sunoco 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. “Sunoco’s long-term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates 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.”

Sunoco is a transportation fuel provider with operations located primarily in the East Coast and Midwest regions of the U.S. The company sells transportation fuels through more than 4,900 branded retail locations in 23 states. APlus convenience stores are operated by the company or independent dealers in more than 600 of its retail locations.

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