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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Join Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

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WASHINGTON--March 20, 2012: The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) today announced that American Honda Motor Co Inc., Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., Nissan North America Inc. and Subaru of America Inc. have become members of SP.

"We are very pleased to welcome these four new automobile manufacturers into SP," said SP's Chair, Randy Leslie, Vice President and General Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc., Automotive Experience.  "SP is an innovative partnership of automobile OEMs and suppliers working together to advance environmental sustainability through the automotive supply chain in collaboration with the U.S. EPA.  Our new member companies are committed to reducing their environmental footprint and supporting the environmental innovation of their suppliers and will be an excellent addition to our partnership." 

The Board of Directors representatives from these companies include:

  • American Honda Motor Co Inc.: Ichiro Sakai, Assistant Vice President
  • Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.: Jake Welland, Materials Development Manager
  • Nissan North America Inc.: Yasumi Nakamura, Manager, Environment, Government Affairs
  • Subaru of America Inc.: Brian DeAscentiis, Regulatory Activities Manager

Steve Hellem, SP's Executive Director said, "We are very pleased that thanks to the leadership of Mike Stanton, President and CEO and John Cabaniss, Director of Environment and Energy of the Association of Global Automakers we will be welcoming these four new companies to SP's Membership."  He added, "The addition of Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru with SP's present OEM members that include Chrysler, Ford and General Motors provides a solid foundation of vision and action that will help SP expand the numbers of automobile supply chain companies that are working collaboratively toward SP's vision of improving the environmental and economic sustainability of the automobile industry and its supply chain."

More information about SP can be found at Suppliers Partnership.

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an innovative collaboration between automobile manufacturers, their suppliers, and the U.S. EPA. SP's members include:  2V Industries, Inc., Aevitas Specialty Services, Albemarle Corporation, American Honda Motor Co Inc., ARCADIS, Asset Recovery & Management Group LTD, Atwater Steel Trading Co, BAE Industries, Chemico Systems, Inc., Chrysler Group LLC, Covanta 4Recovery, Crystal Filtration, DEKRA Certification, Inc., DENSO International America, Inc., EDSS, Electricfil, Environmental Quality Company, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Ford Motor Company, FTS Technologies, Gage Products Company, Gayle Technologies, Inc., GDC Inc., General Motors, Goodwill Association of Michigan, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Green Tree Products and Technologies LLC, Haley & Aldrich, Inc., Heritage Interactive Services, Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., Johnson Controls Inc., Lear Corporation, Mobile Fluid Recovery, Inc., MPS Group, Nissan North America Inc., Oemeta, Peter Feamster & Associates, Inc., Quaker Chemical, RTI Laboratories, Subaru of America Inc., Sustainable Research Group, TestAmerica Laboratories, Inc., The Polar Companies, US Industrial Technologies, Inc., VMX International Inc., Work Force Network Inc.