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  • Suppliers Partnership
    Improve the Economic and Environmental Performance of the North American Automotive Industry Supply Chain Recent Activities Pictured Participants at SP Canada Environmental Sustainability Forum On December 4 SP Canada held an Environmental Sustainability Forum in Toronto Ontario The Forum provided a unique opportuity for automakers and suppliers in Canada share examples of successful environmental innovations and discuss strategies and solutions to automotive supply chain sustainability challenges Meeting Report David Schroeder Covanta 4Recovery Mark Proulx Johnson Controls Automotive Canada Tom Murray US Environmental Protection Agency Evelyn Allen Southern Ontario Water Consortium SOWC John Bradburn General Motors On June 12 SP Canada hosted an Environmental Sustainability Forum at Chrysler s Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton Ontario Participants at the meeting discussed environmental sustainability activities and practices currently underway within the auto industry in North America Read more about the meeting in SP Canada s July 2012 Update Waste Challenges and Strategies to Achieve Landfill Free Tammy Giroux General Motors of Canada Josh Orentlicher Chrysler Canada Matt Green Heritage Interactive Services Peter Feamster PFA Recycling Supporting Small Business Environmental Innovation Adam Westerdale Aevitas Specialty Services Driving Green Manufacturing Through the Automotive Supply Chain David O Ryan Advanced Technology and Marketing Group ATMG summary

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    resources intended to invest in local communities address energy and sustainability challenges provide valuable technical training and assessments and enable economic growth Design for the Environment DfE Program which helps product manufacturers choose the safest chemical ingredients possible and helps consumers and purchasers identify products that are safer for the environment perform well and are cost effective Webinar Presenters Green Suppliers Network E3 Economy Energy and the Environment Tom Murray Senior Scientist US EPA Tom Murray is a senior scientist with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is currently chief of the Prevention Analysis Branch in the Agency s Pollution Prevention Division Tom has over 40 years in government service Tom and his staff are the architects of several environmental partnership programs including the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment program the Green Suppliers Network and the new E3 Economy Energy and Environment initiative a cross agency collaboration with industry focused on manufacturing growth energy efficiency and environmental performance Tom has served as a government liaison to the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment organization since its inception in 2003 Tom holds a Bachelor s Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary s University and a Masters Degree in Biology from

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  • SP North America Update
    hosting the meeting SP Canada is an innovative collaboration of automobile original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers and the Government of Canada organized with the support of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation CEC It provides a forum for small mid sized and large automotive and vehicle suppliers to learn from each other collaborate and share environmental best practices Focus areas for SP Canada include energy efficiency materials efficiency waste management and water sustainability Pictured left Kevin Hayes Chrysler Brampton Plant Manager and right Benjamin Teitelbaum CEC welcome participants at June 12 SP Canada Meeting Participants at the June 12 meeting shared environmental sustainability activities and practices currently underway within the auto industry in North America in each of SP Canada s focus issue areas Presentations from the June 12 meeting are now available on the SP website Read more about the June 12 meeting in SP Canada s July 2012 Update If your company is not already participating in the SP Canada project please contact Kellen Mahoney SP Program Manager at kmahoney navista net to learn more about how you can best participate SP Membership Meeting in Glendale WI The 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting of SP in the United States will be held on July 18 at Johnson Controls headquarters campus at Glendale Wisconsin View the draft meeting agenda online here JCI s Glendale campus has the largest concentration of buildings on one campus to ever receive LEED Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification and SP members will have a unique opportunity to participate in a living case study tour of the campus during this meeting Through small group tours SP members will have an opportunity to view a broad range of technologies and solutions that have been implemented to promote corporate energy conservation and save water and other natural resources while minimizing the carbon footprint and maximizing sustainability on the campus Read more about JCI Glendale here In addition the Membership Meeting will feature discussions and project updates led by members of SP s Chemical Issues Energy Management Materials Efficiency and Technology Networking Work Groups updates on the CEC auto industry supply chain project in Canada and Mexico and presentations from SP member companies We are also pleased to note that Matt Bogoshian Senior Policy Counsel OCSPP U S EPA has been invited to provide an update on collaborative activities of the U S EPA Register for the July 18 membership meeting and find travel information online here SP Updates Right to Left Tom Murray US EPA Russell Brynolf FTS Technologies and David O Ryan ATMG On May 8 Tom Murray US EPA Russell Brynolf FTS Technologies and David O Ryan Advanced Technology and Marketing Group ATMG spoke at a workshop on The Clean and Sustainable Automotive Supply Chain at the MEP Manufacturing Innovation 2012 Conference in Orlando FL The session included discussion of barriers and challenges to deployment of new technologies in the auto supply chain opportunities to adopt and deploy technologies and innovations and communicate

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  • SP News - April 2012
    Information EQ The Environmental Quality Company announced that it has received a 2011 CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award CSEA which highlights the company s commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials via rail through safe loading and maintenance of rail cars This is EQ s third year in a row receiving this award More Information FTS Technologies announced that it has received the General Motors Environmental Excellence Award for introducing an energy efficient flame treatment technology that lets paint adhere to plastic vehicle parts such as instrument and door panels without using traditional chemical adhesion systems More Information Ford plans to further reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfills by 10 percent per vehicle by the end of the year building on existing efforts that have cut global waste by 100 million pounds 44 percent in the last five years If successful that means the company would generate about 20 pounds of waste per vehicle on a global basis roughly the weight of one tire More Information Cutting the weight of new cars and trucks by up to 750 pounds by the end of the decade is a key component of Ford s strategy to improve fuel efficiency In order to help achieve that goal Ford Motor Company is partnering with Dow Automotive Systems a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company to research the use of advanced carbon fiber composites in high volume vehicles More Information General Motors was named a Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press for growing its landfill free program in 2011 The annual award recognizes businesses individuals and organizations working to make the state a greener place to live and work More Information The U S EPA named General Motors its 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in the motor vehicle category citing its commitment to energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions More Information Goodwill Industries a pioneer of the reduce reuse repurpose philosophy wants the public to know that simple acts like donating gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill can have a lasting impact on the planet To show individuals how their donations make a difference Goodwill developed the patent pending Donation Impact Calculator at http donate goodwill org More Information Goodyear and DuPont Industrial Biosciences are working together to develop BioIsoprene a revolutionary bio based alternative for petroleum derived isoprene BioIsoprene can be used for the production of synthetic rubber which in turn is an alternative for natural rubber and other elastomers The development of BioIsoprene will help reduce the tire and rubber industry s dependence on oil derived products More Information Honda Motor Co Ltd and the Japan Metals Chemicals Co Ltd jointly announced the establishment of the world s first process to extract rare earth metals from various used parts in Honda products in an actual mass production process at a recycling plant not an experimental process Honda will pursue the recycling of precious resources by utilizing the newly established process

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  • SP News - January 2012
    Co Ltd The HEMS DENSO s first such product of its kind has functions that work with plug in hybrid or electric vehicles It will be available in the Japanese market in or after February 2012 More Information Federal Mogul Corporation offers a unique portfolio of innovative automotive interior lighting products that provide automotive designers with improved integration energy efficiency ease of packaging and distinctive styling options LEDs consume approximately 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs and are essential to the low energy consumption of ambient lighting LEDs also last nearly ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and generate much less heat allowing for smaller thinner packaging and improved installation and styling options More Information Federal Mogul Corporation is supplying products for all 10 of Ward s 10 Best Engines for 2012 model year vehicles Federal Mogul has designed and manufactured leading technologies for most of the engines recognized as Ward s 10 Best during the last 18 years This is the second year in a row that Federal Mogul technologies have been featured on all 10 engines More Information Ford enters 2012 with plans to further reduce the amount of water used to make vehicles and continue showing efficiency is not only inherent in its vehicle lineup but also in its manufacturing practices A new goal calls for Ford to cut the amount of water used to make each vehicle 30 percent globally by 2015 compared with the amount of water used per vehicle in 2009 Ford is also developing year over year efficiency targets as part of its annual environmental business planning process and has established a cross functional team spanning several divisions to review water usage more holistically More Information Christopher Melnick a 2011 graduate of Ferndale High School is the recipient of Gage Products Company s 16th annual community scholarship award The 1 000 Gage scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding Ferndale High School graduate who intends to pursue a degree in engineering The company established its scholarship program in 1996 More Information Celia Alvarez has been named business development manager for Gage Products Company s operations in Mexico Headquartered in Chapultepec her responsibilities also will include product launches new program presentations and purchasing according to Sergio Ramirez general director for Gage Products Company de Mexico More Information General Motors has released its first global sustainability report as a new company reinforcing its belief that sustainability goals are best achieved when integrated into its business model The report details sustainability progress in four sections design build sell reinvest as well as announces GM s commitment to a new set of environmental stewardship goals during the next decade In addition the report includes information on GM s work with SP More Information General Motors has cut energy intensity at 30 North American plants by an average of 25 percent equivalent to the emissions from powering 97 000 U S homes to meet the U S Environmental Protection Agency s Energy Star Challenge for Industry Collectively

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  • SP News - November 2011
    for the Polyurethanes Industry CPI honored Albemarle Corporation and LINE X Protective Coatings with the 2011 Innovation Award for the development of a new color stable aliphatic coating technology The coating utilizes Albemarle s ETHACURE 90 a new aliphatic curative that considerably improves the processing capability of polyurea spray elastomer coating systems More Information Chrysler Group LLC announced the release of its 2010 Sustainability Report The report represents the first time the Company has presented its vision for creating a sustainable enterprise including strategies initiatives and commitments The Chrysler Group 2010 Sustainability Report was developed in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative GRI G3 Framework Chrysler Group received confirmation from the GRI of achievement at Application Level A More Information EQ The Environmental Quality Company announced that it has opened an environmental services center in Las Vegas Nevada With the addition of the Las Vegas facility EQ now operates twenty seven recycling treatment disposal and service facilities throughout the United States and manages an extensive line of remediation industrial cleaning emergency response and total waste management services nationwide More Information Federal Mogul Corporation announced the development of a new brake friction manufacturing facility in Chennai India The company through one of its Indian subsidiaries broke ground earlier this year on a 10 acre site for construction of the new 38 000 square meter facility to manufacture the company s broad portfolio of leading edge technology environmentally friendly brake friction materials for the OE and aftermarket segments for automotive construction railway and industrial customers Production is scheduled to begin before the end of 2011 More Information Ford wants to innovate the way vehicle windshields are installed through a new patented process that makes the attachment less costly simpler and more eco conscious than current practices One patent covers cleaning and activating the edge of the windshield glass in less than 10 seconds A second Ford patent covers the application of a plasma reacted nano coating that modifies the surface for bonding of the adhesive that holds the windshield in place The entire patented process takes less than one minute There are several benefits of the new patented technology including elimination of the primers that contain volatile organic compounds VOCs More Information Ford is using 25 20 ounce plastic bottles to make the carpeting in every all new Ford Escape utility vehicle it builds It s the first time Ford has used this type of carpeting in an SUV Based on 180 000 YTD sales more than 4 million plastic bottles could be diverted from landfills by putting them in the all new Ford Escape More Information In addition the all new Ford Focus Electric features seat fabric made of recycled material that includes the equivalent of more than 20 plastic bottles per car More Information Six General Motors facilities globally are joining 15 others in earning the Wildlife Habitat Council certification for creating or enhancing wildlife habitats on their grounds With 21 certified programs GM leads all automotive manufacturers GM incorporates

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    Presentations Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP Welcome Introduction Pictured left SP s Chair Randy Leslie Johnson Controls right TAMA s President Keith Updike BBK Panel on Greening the Automotive Supply Chain Kevin Butt General Manager Chief Environmental Officer of Environmental Safety Engineering Toyota North America Randy Leslie Vice President General Manager Johnson Controls Inc Automotive Experience Pictured left Kevin Butt Toyota North America right participants at TAMA SP 3rd Quarter Meeting Panel of Federal Government Liaisons Resources Available for Manufacturers and Developing Relationships Tom Murray Chief Prevention Analysis Branch U S EPA Andre de Fontaine Partnership Development Deployment DOE Industrial Technologies Program Ben Vickery Senior Technical Analyst Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards Technology NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Pictured left to right Steve Hellem SP Tom Murray US EPA Andre de Fontaine DOE Ben Vickery NIST MEP Panel on Strengthening OEM and Supplier Relationships John Bradburn Staff Environmental Engineer Real Estate and Facilities Group Energy and Environment Global Environmental Programs GM Mark Werthman Manager Regulatory Policy and Energy Planning Stationary Environmental Affairs Chrysler Group LLC Rahul Naik Principal In Charge ARCADIS on behalf of Ford Pictured left to right Steve Hellem SP John Bradburn GM Mark Werthman Chrysler Rahul Naik ARCADIS Panel of Southern Automotive Industry Organizations Keith Updike BBK President Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association TAMA Donald Stoegbauer Nissan North America President Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association MAMA Lew Drummond Executive Director Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association AAMA Rick Walker Falcon Automotive Manufacturing President Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association GAMA Hal Johnson Upstate Alliance South Carolina Automotive Council SCAC Amy Bunton Pathway Lending Vice President Southern Automotive Women s Forum SAWF Pictured left to right Steve Hellem SP Keith Updike TAMA Donald Stoegbauer MAMA Rick Walker GAMA Amy Bunton SAWF Lew Drummond AAMA Hal Johnson SCAC Panel on SP Signature

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  • SP News - September 2011
    ignition systems including engine and transmission sensors Lynn Lane Human Resources Manager will be the SP Board representative for Electricfil Corporation Please join me in welcoming Electricfil Corporation to SP Adam Westerdale Aevitas Specialty Services Corp SP Membership Chair SP Members in the News Effective July 27th 2011 Asset Recovery Management Group LTD of Chicago Illinois has been issued the Trademark Zero Waste Zero Landfill and Lowest Life Cycle Cost More Information Chrysler Group LLC working in partnership with the U S Department of Energy DOE will deliver 14 demonstration fleet Ram 1500 plug in hybrid electric vehicle PHEV pickup trucks to officials in both San Francisco and Sacramento The 28 PHEV Ram 1500 pickups delivered by Abdullah Bazzi senior manager of the Chrysler Group s advanced hybrid vehicle project are part of a national demonstration fleet of 140 vehicles that will be used during the next three years to evaluate customer usage drive cycles charging thermal management fuel economy emissions and impact on the region s electric grid More Information Chrysler Group LLC continued to demonstrate its historic commitment to supplier diversity and minority supplier development holding its twelfth annual Matchmaker event at the Company s headquarters in Auburn Hills Matchmaker is focused on providing minority owned women owned and veteran owned businesses access to Chrysler Group s Tier 1 suppliers and the Company s procurement organization More Information The U S Department of Energy DOE awarded DENSO International America DIAM 2 6 million toward the development of an efficient method to manage battery temperatures that will help reduce the battery pack size for plug in and electric vehicles DIAM s project was among 40 across 15 states in which the DOE granted funding to help improve the fuel efficiency of next generation vehicles More than 400 applicants had applied for the government funding More Information DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc DMTN a DENSO Group Company has achieved the Commissioner s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner presented the award at the 34th Annual Tennessee Safety and Health Congress held at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville on Aug 3 2011 More Information EQ The Environmental Quality Company s EQ Site in Belleville received the CET Bronze Award for an outstanding safety and health record from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration MIOSHA The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs LARA More Information Federal Mogul Corporation introduced at this year s Frankfurt Auto Show its Advanced Corona Ignition System ACIS a breakthrough technology for fuel efficiency and emissions reduction that significantly outperforms conventional spark ignition systems Federal Mogul s ACIS is currently undergoing development with several customers and has enabled an up to 10 percent fuel efficiency improvement over standard spark ignition in development testing More Information Federal Mogul Corporation has developed a new piston ring coating that supports vehicle manufacturers efforts to make gasoline engines more fuel efficient The company s patented CarboGlide

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