U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Awards Performance Award
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Press release date: May 15, 2007
SOUTHFIELD, MICH.-The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a Performance Track Environmental Performance Award to DENSO Manufacturing Michigan (DMMI) during a special awards ceremony on May 9.
The Performance Award recognizes National Environmental Performance Track members that have demonstrated exemplary environmental performance during their participation in the Performance Track Program, the EPA's most comprehensive environmental leadership program.
"EPA's Performance Track partners are ready, willing and able to go well beyond mandated requirements-proving that doing what's good for the environment is also good for the bottom line," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.
The Performance Track program recognizes and drives environmental excellence by encouraging facilities with strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements. Members typically set four public, measurable goals to improve air, water and land quality.
DMMI's efforts included: o Generating nearly 1,780 fewer tons of solid waste in 2005 than it did in 2003, due to minimizing aluminum scraps and increasing the use of returnable containers. o Eliminating the use of hexavalent chromium through process enhancements. o Reducing per-unit emissions by 6 percent by recovering heat from exhaust and reducing utility consumption during production lulls. o Reducing water consumption by 14.5 million gallons through process improvements.
"DMMI is very honored to receive the Environmental Performance Award," said DMMI President Junichi Soh. "DENSO is committed to achieving an advanced automotive society where automobiles co-exist in harmony with the environment, and through the hard work and dedication of all our employees, we know we can make this a reality."
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 112,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 totaled US$30.6 billion.
In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people at 39 companies with consolidated sales of US$6.5 billion for the above fiscal year.
For more information on DENSO in North America, go to www.densocorp-na.com.