EPA recognizes Raytheon’s efforts to go green

Raytheon Company, headquartered in Waltham, hosts students at a recent science and math fair.
Raytheon Company, headquartered in Waltham, hosts students at a recent science and math fair.
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WASHINGTON _ Waltham-based defense giant Raytheon Company is being recognized for being on the cutting edge. But this time it is not for missiles, radars, or other high-tech weaponry. It’s for being a good steward of the environment.

On Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency singled out the company from 20,000 public and private sector organizations for its efforts to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gases, and find innovative ways to use energy more efficiently.

“Raytheon leads the field with their commitment to energy efficiency and demonstrates how all Americans can save energy, save money, and create a healthier environment,” said Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe

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Raytheon CEO William Swanson welcomed the Sustained Excellence Award and said the $24 billion company’s 68,000 employees worldwide shared the credit.

“Energy conservation has long been an area of focus at Raytheon, and it is at the top of our list of 15 sustainability goals,” Swanson said in a statement.“Yet achieving these goals and reducing energy consumption at a global company requires a committed and engaged team, which is something we are very fortunate to have at Raytheon. This recognition is a credit to the entire Raytheon team.”