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  • Suppliers Partnership
    America especially in the United States right now we have been able to bring resources together to work together with original equipment manufacturers and their supply chains and we are beginning to see some real improvement in the way that those manufacturers are operating We have been able to see some processes efficiencies that we did not see before we are beginning to see some true environmental performance improvements that we had not seen before and now we are actually starting to see a lot of energy efficiency improvements as well So by focusing on the supply chain you affect the entire supply chain all the way up to the original equipment manufacturers and I think that s a successful way of operating Tom Murray Chief Prevention Analysis Branch U S Environmental Protection Agency EPA Chair Ad Hoc Advisory Group CEC Auto Supply Chain Project The North American approach to greening the supply chain is so very important because those supply chains interact within North America as a whole Materials move from Canada to the United States to Mexico and in all different directions from the North to the South the South to the North Because of that our environmental

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    provided an overview of CEC s automotive supply chain project as well as CEC s history of support for automotive supply chain initiatives CEC s work on greening North America s automotive supply chain first began in 2007 with discussions to extend the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP an innovative partnership between automobile original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers and the U S EPA already on track in the United States to Canada and Mexico Unfortunately the project was put on hold in 2009 due to economic challenges facing the industry at that time The project proposes now to re engage key automotive companies in Canada Mexico and the United States for the development and implementation of green supply chain programs across North America The project aims to create a network of industry partners to share tools and best practices including work already done in the United States and share how companies are improving the environment and creating economic opportunity throughout the manufacturing process in each of the three countries Environmental Vision Reduce environmental impacts of the automotive manufacturing supply chain while enhancing competitiveness through engaging experts to facilitate the development and implementation of formalized Automotive Green Supply Chain programs in Canada Mexico and the United States Short Term Objectives Organize a core of automotive manufacturers and suppliers to green their supply chains within Canada and Mexico Exchange of resources information and tools within the sector towards greening the supply chain between manufacturers and suppliers Mid Term Objectives Create and expand business driven self supported auto supplier partnerships in North America Canada Mexico and the United States Reduce environmental impacts and improve economic capacity through activities adopted by auto supplier partnership programs Reduce the environmental footprint of the automotive supply chain and improve competitiveness for the automotive sector The

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    automotive supply chain programs in North America Through this CEC project a core original equipment manufacturers suppliers and government representatives have been engaged in both Mexico and Canada and the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment SP in the United States has been engaged as a key supporter and participant in the project Conceptual frameworks for new green auto supply chain programs in both Mexico and Canada have been developed through

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT CONTACTS Benjamin Teitelbaum Special Projects Coordinator CEC 514 350 4334 Steve Hellem President CEO Navista 202 530 5910 Alejandro Sosa Director Navista Mexico Kellen Mahoney Assistant Director Client Services Navista 202 530 5910 Previous

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    regulations opportunity for harmonization of regulations across North America Emerging chemical regulations chemicals in products Inconsistencies in regulations across OEMs Gaining support of upper management funding for environmental projects Bridging generations cultural differences Gaining employee buy in for environmental programs Customer quality driven specs Communicating driving small business environmental innovation to decision makers at OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers Understanding of Return on Investment ROI business value of environmental projects Improved interaction between United States Mexico and Canada and better understanding of shared objectives Returnables Consistency Residential sorting Political tactics Water output performance Mixed waste standards energy from waste Sharing tools resources related to Chemicals Management However a challenge for the project in Canada would be to identify a Chemicals Management project deliverable that would be unique and more advanced than what Environment Canada is already doing with the Chemicals Management Plan On a North American basis the CEC project could be a valuable networking tool for companies a resource to share global best practices and solve environmental challenges in the auto supply chain tool on how companies can help a supplier to be more sustainable respond faster to challenges connect to local resources and do their jobs better Develop a forum of subject matter experts in each country that can drive solutions to environmental challenges Regulatory burdens on manufacturers in Canada are increasing including advanced greenhouse gas verification and reporting requirements ongoing air standards reviews compliance certificate reviews and toxics reductions requirements Recommend a focus on outcomes based projects There is a concern for U S based businesses regarding import of record vs non resident importer issues in Canada Addressing creative approaches to toxics reductions challenges e g guidance documents Increasing harmonization of federal and provincial environmental regulations Building on existing systems processes and models that have demonstrated success

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  • Suppliers Partnership
    EPA John Bradburn GM Jim Laney DENSO and Benjamin Teitelbaum CEC A Plenary Panel on Advancing Environmental Stewardship within the Automotive Industry Ken Zarker P2 Section Manager Washington State Department of Ecology moderated a panel of SP member company representatives including Jay Wilton Vice President Engineering Planning and Regulatory Compliance and Certification Chrysler Group LLC Teri Kline Manager Environment Energy Policy General Motors Bob Holycross Manager Vehicle Environmental and Energy Planning Ford Motor Company and Steve Owens Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention U S EPA Pictured left to right Jay Wilton Chrysler Teri Kline GM Bob Holycross Ford Steve Owens EPA Ken Zarker Washington State Dept of Ecology SP 3rd Quarter Meeting CEC Workshop On September 7 2011 SP members participated in a Commission for Environmental Cooperation CEC sponsored Workshop on Environmental Assistance Programs and Resources for Automotive OEMs and Suppliers in Spring Hill Tennessee organized in conjunction with SP s 3rd Quarter Meeting which included discussions of voluntary environmental programs and tools available for automotive companies in the US Mexico and Canada and opportunities to develop new programs across North America CEC workshop presenters included Tom Murray Chief Prevention Analysis Branch U S EPA Ben Vickery Senior Technical Analyst Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards Technology NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Lynn Lane Human Resources Manager Electricfil Corporation Alejandro Sosa Director Navista Mexico Maria Petrou Environmental Protection Operations Environment Canada Rahul Naik Principal In Charge ARCADIS Benjamin Teitelbaum Special Projects Coordinator Commission for Environmental Cooperation CEC SP 4th Quarter Meeting Member Company Facility Tours In conjunction with SP s 4th Quarter Meeting SP organized a tour of EQ s Belleville MI facility Participants toured EQ s Michigan Disposal Waste Treatment Plant the largest stabilization and treatment facility in North America by volume with the ability to process hazardous and non hazardous materials through stabilization chemical oxidation reduction deactivation micro encapsulation and other permitted technologies The tour also included EQ s Wayne Disposal Inc Site 2 Landfill the only commercial hazardous waste landfill in Michigan and the only landfill in EPA Region V permitted to accept PCB contaminated wastes Pictured Breakout Groups Tour Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit In addition SP members had the opportunity to tour the facility of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit during the 4th Quarter Meeting where they viewed the work of Goodwill s client trainee teams including Small parts kitting with hand pack and AutoBaggers Automated 4 Hopper AutoBagger producing multi component kits License Plate Bracket Kits Mopar Service Parts SASO Kits Diesel Pressure Sensors DPS assemblies Bracket Assemblies Custom Data Power and Brake Cable assembly SELECTED SP SUCCESS STORIES Energy Management In 2011 SP s Energy and Water Work Group hosted a Workshop on Strategies in Energy Program Management and Available Resources for Manufacturers at Chrysler s Headquarters in Auburn Hills MI The Workshop featured a presentation from SP member Bill Allemon ARCADIS on Managing the Manufacturing Energy Team Strategies in Energy Program Management Bill discussed energy

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