Submitted by: US EPA
Posted: Feb 10, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST
Feb. 10 /CSRwire/ - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman today announced the acceptance of 32 new members into the National Environmental Performance Track program. Launched just 18 months ago, Performance Track now has 280 members who are recognized for their achievements, as well as for a commitment to top environmental management and to continuously improving their environmental performance.
The National Environmental Performance Track was designed by the EPA to recognize and encourage top environmental performers -- those companies and communities that voluntarily go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance that benefit the environment, people and communities.
Building on previous innovation programs with states, businesses, and community and environmental groups, Performance Track emphasizes continuous environmental improvement, effective state/EPA relationships, and the need to inform and involve citizens and communities.
The newest Performance Track members have made environmental commitments to reduce water consumption, reduce emissions of particulate matter, increase recycling and reduce total solid waste. Members agree to meet these commitments within the next three years.
The new members add their efforts to the already substantial commitments made by existing members. So far, over their initial three years of participation, for example, Performance Track facilities are committed to reducing solid waste by 225 million pounds; lowering emissions of greenhouse gases by 26 million pounds; recycling or reusing more than five million pounds of materials; and reducing emissions of volatile organic compounds by 98,000 pounds.
Performance Track's member facilities represent both small businesses and large companies from the chemical, electronic, automotive, dry cleaning and pharmaceutical industries, among others. The new members include additional facilities from companies already participating (such as Dupont, International Paper, IBM, 3M, and Rohm and Haas) as well as from companies new to the program (such as PPG Industries, Yamaha Music Manufacturing, and Marathon Ashland). They also include a public facility-NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center.
New Performance Track Members
International Paper - Pine Bluff Mill
Pine Bluff, AR
Rohm and Haas - La Mirada Plant
La Mirada, CA
Thermal Media Group and Reprographics Supply Group
Santa Ana, CA
Yamaha Music Manufacturing, Inc.
Borg Warner Air/Fluid Systems
Digital Audio Disc Corporation
Terre Haute, IN
Nishikawa Standard Company - New Haven Facility
Ft. Wayne, IN
Tetra Pak Materials, LP - Ft. Wayne
Ft. Wayne, IN
Tetra Pak Processing Systems Americas, Inc.
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
Fort Madison, IA
Hitachi Automotive Products
Louisiana Refining Division - Garyville Refinery
John C. Stennis Space Center
Stennis Space Center, MS
Ideal Jacobs Corporation
Dresser-Rand Wellsville Operations
IBM - Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Yorktown Heights, NY
Nucor Steel Auburn, Inc.
Asmo North Carolina, Inc.
LDM Technologies, Inc.- Byesville
PPG Industries Inc - Works 8
Palmetto Landfill and Recycling Center
Hickory Hill Landfill and Recycling Center
Dura Automotive Systems
3M Austin Research Boulevard Site
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., Cedar Bayou Plant
E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., Inc.
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