SP Participates in US Workshop of G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency

SP Participates in US Workshop of G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency

SP was honored to participate in the March 22-23 US Workshop of the G7 Alliance on Resource Efficiency hosted by US EPA, and to have the opportunity to share information on resource efficiency in the automotive supply chain with leaders from the G7 countries.

The Workshop offered a unique forum to share information with other industries, governments and academia on leading efforts within the automotive industry to advance resource efficiency across the supply chain, and generate potential ideas for voluntary collective action. The Workshop included participation from senior environmental policymakers of the G7 countries, including Christine Harada, White House Council on Environmental Quality; Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and, Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator, Office of Land and Emergency Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (pictured right), representing the US.

Several SP member companies were featured throughout the workshop including, Sue Rokosz of Ford, John Bradburn of General Motors, Adam Muellerweiss of Johnson Controls, Peter Bartel of Robert Bosch, and Kevin Butt of Toyota. In addition, special thanks goes to SP member companies ChemicoMays, DENSO, ERA Environmental Management Solutions, Johnson Controls and Waste Management that sponsored break sessions in conjunction with the workshop.

    

Pictured: John Bradburn, GM; Adam Muellerweiss, Johnson Controls

 

On the second day of the workshop, SP’s Executive Director Steve Hellem (pictured right) participated in a panel discussion on critical factors for successful implementation of collaborative projects.  Steve discussed the partnership efforts of SP and shared several examples of collaborative SP projects aligned with the goals of the G7 Alliance, including projects involving Gage Products, GDC Inc., GM, FCA, Ford, FTS Technologies, Heritage Environmental, Mobile Fluid Recovery and Novelis. View Steve’s presentation here.

We look forward to continuing the important discussions begun at this US Workshop, and identifying new ways to work together within the G7 community to advance resource efficiency across the supply chain.

For more information on this US Workshop, you may want to visit EPA’s event website or read the GreenBiz article on the event.