SP Q3 Virtual Meeting Update

After consideration and review of current guidance related to large gatherings in Michigan, SP has made the decision to hold our Q3 Membership Meeting as a virtual event on July 13 – 16. The theme of the Q3 meeting is “Aspiring To An Automotive Industry with Positive Environmental Impact” and the meeting will include SPContinue reading

SP’s Q2 2020 Meeting at Ford Postponed

Due to concerns related to the coronavirus, SP has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person SP Q2 events that were scheduled to take place on April 21-22. SP members will have the opportunity to participate in a series of virtual meetings, in place of the planned in-person events. SP’s next quarterly meeting isContinue reading

SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting of 2020 Held at Honda of Alabama

The 1st Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was hosted on January 29-30, 2020 by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) at the Honda AIDT Training Center in Lincoln, Alabama. Thanks to SP member Univar Solutions for their sponsorship of the meeting. SP membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to shareContinue reading

Save the Date for SP’s Q1 2020 Meeting in Alabama

SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting of 2020 will be hosted by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA) on January 30 at the Honda AIDT Training Center in Lincoln, Alabama. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) provides a forum for global automakers and their large and small suppliers to work together to improve the environmental sustainability and business value ofContinue reading

GM Mexico Hosts the Fall 2019 Meeting of SP’s AASA in Mexico City

On November 7, General Motors Mexico hosted the Fall meeting of SP’s Alianza Automotriz para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (AASA) initiative at GMM’s headquarters offices in Mexico City.  A special thanks to Pablo Fernandez and the GMM team for their support in hosting this meeting. AASA’s Fall meeting included discussion on topics such as emerging environmentalContinue reading

SP 2020 Meeting Schedule

We are pleased to share the following schedule of SP’s Quarterly Membership Meetings in 2020. Please contact us if you’d like more information, or to learn more about SP membership opportunities. Q1: January 29-30, 2020 Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association Honda AIDT Training Center Lincoln, AL Q2: April 21-22, 2020 Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI Q3: July 15-16, 2020 LearContinue reading

Nalco Water Hosts SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting of 2019

The 4th Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was hosted last week by Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company in Naperville, Illinois. Special thanks to Ram Nagarajan, Janet Kirkman, Magen Savo and the Nalco Water team for their support in hosting the meeting. SP membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to shareContinue reading

SP Work Group Meets at Argonne to Discuss EV Battery Recycling

On October 22-23, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP)’s Responsible Battery Work Group held a meeting on EV battery recycling at Argonne National Laboratory. SP’s Responsible Battery Work Group provides a forum for SP members to work together to advance responsible management of advanced vehicle batteries and the objective of this meeting was to exploreContinue reading

SP to Participate in WHC Conservation Conference

Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) will be exhibiting at the 2019 Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference, Nov. 19-20 in Baltimore. And, current SP members are eligible to receive a special rate to attend! (Please reach out to your SP / WHC contact to receive the SP promo code). WHC’s Conservation Conference is focused onContinue reading

Henkel Hosts SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting of 2019

The 3rd Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was hosted last week by Henkel in Madison Heights, Michigan. Special thanks to Carrie McGuire, Bashar Kirma and the Henkel team for their support in hosting the meeting. SP membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to share environmental best practices and strategies withContinue reading

SP Holds Workshop on EOL Battery Management

On July 16, Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP)’s Responsible Battery Work Group held a workshop on the topic of End of Life Management of Advanced Vehicle Batteries. Special thanks to SP member Henkel for hosting the workshop at their offices. SP’s Responsible Battery Work Group provides a forum for SP members to work togetherContinue reading

Ford Hosts the Spring 2019 Meeting of SP’s AASA in Mexico City

On May 22, Ford hosted the Spring meeting of SP’s Alianza Automotriz para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental (AASA) initiative at the Ford Distributors Association in Santa Fe, CDMX.  A special thanks to Luis Lara, Dionisio Menchero and the Ford team for their support in hosting this meeting. AASA’s Spring meeting included discussion on topics such asContinue reading

Save Date: SP Q3 2019 Meeting at Henkel

SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting of 2019 will be hosted by Henkel on July 17, 2019 in Madison Heights, Michigan.  The Q3 membership meeting will include discussion on SP work group efforts related to biodiversity, EHS management, IMDS data quality, materials efficiency, emerging professionals and responsible battery management, as well as updates on members’ sustainability programs and guest presentations on emerging sustainabilityContinue reading

Heritage Hosts the 2019 2nd Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

The 2nd Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was hosted last week by Heritage at The Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Special thanks to Kurt Wirgau, Meghan Hunt and the Heritage team for their support in hosting the meeting and to David Schroeder and Covanta Environmental Solutions for co-sponsoring. SP membership meetings provideContinue reading

Save Date: SP Q2 2019 Meeting at Heritage

SP’s 2nd Quarter Meeting of 2019 will be hosted by Heritage on April 23-24 at The Center located in Indianapolis, IN.  The Q2 meeting will include discussion on SP work group efforts related to biodiversity, EHS management, IMDS data quality, materials efficiency, emerging professionals and battery management, as well as updates on members’ sustainability programs andContinue reading

Honda Hosts the 2019 1st Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

The 1st Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was held last week at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio.  A very special thanks to Alissa Yakali and the entire Honda North America team for all of their support as meetings hosts. SP membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to share environmental bestContinue reading

SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz meets in Mexico City

On November 28, Ford hosted the Fall meeting of SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) initiative at the Ford Distributors Association in Santa Fe, CDMX. Luis Lara opened the meeting by welcoming the attendees to the Ford offices.  The meeting then continued with presentations on air emissions, biodiversity conservation, transportation / logistics and SP activities in the UnitedContinue reading

SP 2019 Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Please save the date for SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting of 2019, to be hosted by Honda North America at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville, Ohio on January 29 – 30, 2019. In addition, please save the dates for each of SP’s Quarterly Membership Meeting in 2019 : Q1 2019: January 29-30, 2019, hosted atContinue reading

Johnson Controls Hosts SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

The 4th  Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was held last week at the Johnson Controls Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio. SP’s Chair Randy Leslie (Johnson Controls) welcomed SP members to the SP 4th Quarter Meeting of 2018.  SP membership meetings provide an opportunity for members to share environmental best practices and strategiesContinue reading

SP EHS Forum meets at TestAmerica North Canton Lab

On the afternoon of October 23, SP members and partners participated in a meeting of SP’s Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Forum.  The meeting was hosted at TestAmerica’s North Canton Laboratory in Ohio, and included the opportunity for an in-depth tour of the environmental testing laboratory. Co-chaired by Greg Rose (FCA US LLC) and Jack Nunes (Lear Corporation), the SP EHSContinue reading

Save the Date: SP’s Q4 2018 Meeting

SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting will be held on October 23-24, 2018 and will be hosted by Johnson Controls at the Johnson Controls Pro Football Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Ohio.  Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village is an $899 million “smart city” mixed-use development of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s campus, under way inContinue reading

ERA Environmental Hosts SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting in Montreal

The 3rd Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was held on July 17-18, 2018 at ERA Environmental Management Solutions in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. On the afternoon of July 17, SP members and partners participated in a meeting of SP’s Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Forum. Co-chaired by Greg Rose (FCA US LLC) and Jack Nunes (LearContinue reading

FCA Mexico hosts Spring Meeting of Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA)

On May 25, FCA Mexico hosted the Spring meeting of SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) initiative at FCA’s offices located in Santa Fe, Mexico City.  A special thanks to Delia Rivas and the FCA team for their support in hosting the meeting. During the meeting, Noe Villegas of CONUEE shared information with AVA members on Mexico’s NationalContinue reading

Save the Date: SP’s Q3 2018 Meeting in Montreal

SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on July 17-18, 2018 and will be hosted by ERA Environmental Management Solutions at their offices in the Montreal Tecnoparc . The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is an innovative collaboration between automakers (FCA, Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota) and their suppliers, and the US EPA. SP provides aContinue reading

FCA hosts Q2 Meeting of Suppliers Partnership in Auburn Hills

The 2nd Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was held on May 9-10, 2018 at FCA US LLC in Auburn Hills, Michigan. On May 9, SP members began the day with a tour of SP member Battery Solutions Howell, Michigan battery recycling facility. The tour provided an opportunity to learn more aboutContinue reading

SP / M2030 Webinar: Empowering manufacturing teams with knowledge from inside & outside your business to supercharge your resource efficiency & sustainability program

Please join us for an SP Webinar on May 31 Empowering manufacturing teams with knowledge from inside & outside your business to supercharge your resource efficiency & sustainability programme To be constantly improving our efficiency and profitability, all while reducing use of natural resources, we have to ensure we look both inside and outside yourContinue reading

Save Date: SP Q2 Meeting 2018

SP’s 2nd Quarter Meeting will be held on May 9-10, 2018 at FCA US LLC located at 1000 Chrysler Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766. The meeting is planned to include updates on SP working group initiatives, a welcome presentation from FCA, and guest speakers addressing emerging issues impacting the auto supply chain such as: SherylContinue reading

2018 Automotive Industry IMDS and CAMDS Workshop

SP member Tetra Tech will host the first Automotive OEM IMDS and CAMDS Workshop at the Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Collection Showplace on April 17, 2018. SP members may receive a discount by using the promo code “SP” when registering. SP member companies GM, Ford, Honda, and Toyota will be presenting their International MaterialContinue reading

SP holds 1st quarter meeting at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing

The 1st Quarter meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) was held on January 30-31, 2018 at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing in Spring Hill, Tennessee. On January 30, the first meeting of SP’s new Responsible Battery work group was held at GM Spring Hill.  Co-chaired by Alessandra Carreon (Ford) and Adam Muellerweiss (Johnson Controls) the newContinue reading

SP 2018 Meeting Schedule

Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) 1st Quarter Meeting will be held on January 30-31, 2018 at GM Spring Hill Manufacturing, located at 100 Saturn Parkway, Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174. The Q1 meeting is planned to include discussion of SP work group topics such as biodiversity, EHS management, materials efficiency, responsible battery management and others,Continue reading

SP members meet at CU-ICAR in Greenville, SC

SP member Tetra Tech hosted the 4th Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on October 16-17, 2017. On October 16, the first meeting of SP’s new Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Forum was held in the CU-ICAR Partnership Office.  Chaired by GregContinue reading

Save the Date – SP 1st Quarter 2018

SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting of 2018 will be held on January 30-31, 2018 and will be hosted by GM Spring Hill Manufacturing in the plant Visitor Center located at 100 Saturn Parkway, Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174. SP provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other governmentContinue reading

SP to meet at CU-ICAR this October

SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting will be held on October 17, 2017.  The meeting will be hosted by Tetra Tech at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) located at 5 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. The meeting will include discussion of topics such as environmental management, energy management in the supply chain, materialsContinue reading

Goodwill Industries Hosts SP members in Detroit

Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit hosted the 3rd Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in Detroit, MI on July 18-19, 2017. On July 18, Goodwill Industries hosted a reception for SP members at Shinola’s Detroit Flagship Store.  During the reception, Shannon Washburn, VP of Watch Product Development for Shinola, shared Shinola’s story withContinue reading

Alianza Verde Automotriz meets at Ford in Mexico City

On May 26, Ford hosted the Spring meeting of SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) initiative at the Ford Distributors Association in Santa Fe, CDMX.  Special thanks to Luis Lara and the Ford team for their support in hosting this meeting. AVA was honored to have distinguished guests from SEMARNAT, as well as the World Economic Forum, participateContinue reading

Toyota hosts SP members at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky

Toyota hosted the 2nd Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) in Georgetown, Kentucky on April 26-27, 2017. On April 26, Toyota hosted SP members for a tour of the historic Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY where participants had a unique opportunity to tour the distillery and learn how bourbon is produced.Continue reading

SP to meet at CU-ICAR in October

We are pleased to announce that SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting will be held on October 17, 2017.  The meeting will be hosted by Tetra Tech at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) located at 5 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607.  The meeting will include an overview and special tour of the CU-ICARContinue reading

AVA members collaborate on multi-media assessment of Metalsa plant in Saltillo, Mexico

On February 16, SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) initiative organized a collaborative multi-media assessment at AVA member Metalsa’s facility in Saltillo, Mexico. The assessment included participation from energy, water and waste subject-matter experts from AVA, FCA Mexico, Heritage Interactive Services and Metalsa.  Special thanks to Karina Gonzalez Bret, Miguel Ramos and Metalsa for hosting this assessment,Continue reading

Goodwill Detroit to host SP on July 19

We are pleased to announce that SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting will be held on July 19, 2017.  The meeting will be hosted by Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit at the Motor City Casino Hotel. Special thanks to Kathy Laird and Goodwill Detroit for their support in hosting this meeting. The meeting will include discussions onContinue reading

Toyota to host next SP meeting on April 26-27

SP’s 2nd Quarter Meeting will be hosted by Toyota in Georgetown, KY on April 26-27, 2017. Toyota will be organizing a tour of a local Kentucky bourbon distillery and an informal dinner for SP members on April 26.  Please plan to arrive in the area by early afternoon to participate. SP’s 2nd Quarter Membership meetingContinue reading

GM hosts January 19 SP meeting

General Motors hosted the 1st Quarter Meeting of Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) at the GM Renaissance Center on January 19, 2017.  Erica Fultz of GM welcomed attendees to the GM RenCen and provided an update on wildlife habitat programs at the site. SP’s Chair, Randy Leslie of Johnson Controls opened the meeting withContinue reading

Next SP Meeting will be held January 19, 2017

SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting will be held on January 19, 2017 at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will include presentations from SP members and invited guests on materials efficiency, green chemistry, and water related projects, as well as emerging global and local sustainability issues and opportunities.  Information on SP’s Strategic Plan forContinue reading

SP Meets on November 3 in Southfield

SP’s 4th Quarter membership meeting was held on November 3 in Southfield, Michigan. SP was pleased to welcome Betty Sutton, Administrator of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), to discuss SLSDC’s work to support and advance maritime shipping in the Great Lakes region.  Ms. Sutton shared information with SP members on the economic impactContinue reading

Next SP Meeting Scheduled for November 3 in Southfield

SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting will be held on November 3, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Southfield, MI. The meeting will include presentations from SP members on energy, water and materials efficiency projects, as well as a roundtable strategic planning discussion.  Expected speakers include: Sue Rokosz, Ford; Russell Brynolf, FTS Technologies; John Bradburn, GM; RobContinue reading

SP Participates in AAMA Summit on Sustainability

SP was pleased to have the opportunity to be a collaborator in AAMA’s Summit for Sustainability, held on August 19 in Huntsville, AL.  We appreciated the opportunity to share information on advancing sustainability in the auto supply chain with leading manufacturers in the Southeast United States. AAMA’s Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing offered aContinue reading

Covanta Hosts SP Meeting in Huntsville

On August 18, 2016 Covanta hosted SP’s 3rd Quarter meeting at its facility in Huntsville, AL. Participants had an opportunity to tour Covanta’s Huntsville facility during the meeting and see how their resource recovery process works. The meeting included discussions on issues such as global and local initiatives on resource efficiency, integrating sustainability in policy/programs,Continue reading

SP Meets at Bosch – May 18, 2016

Pictured above: Cem Onus, DEKRA Certification presents Levent Bayraktar, Bosch Rexroth with Rexroth’s ISO 50001 Certificate.  On May 18, Robert Bosch Corporation hosted SP’s 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting at its offices in Farmington Hills, Michigan. David Tarnowski, Director, EHS, Robert Bosch welcomed participants to the meeting and discussed Bosch’s environmental sustainability initiatives. The meeting included discussionsContinue reading

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 otherContinue reading

GM Hosts SP at GM RenCen

On January 13, SP held its 1st Quarter Meeting at GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. The meeting included presentations focused on improving materials efficiency, advancing innovation, driving systematic energy savings, and emerging sustainability trends from SP members General Motors, FCA and Henkel, as well as special guests Elizabeth Resek, Chief, Municipal Source Reduction Branch,Continue reading

SP Members Meet at US EPA Headquarters

On November 10, SP held its 4th Quarter Meeting at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Stan Meiburg, Acting Deputy Adminstrator, opened the meeting and welcomed the participants to US EPA. The meeting provided a unique forum for SP members to engage with senior EPA leadership, and share information on SP focus issues. The meetingContinue reading

DENSO Hosts SP 3Q Meeting

On August 12, SP held its 3rd Quarter Meeting at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee. Bob Booker, Senior Manager of Safety, Health & Environment, Corp Communications and General Administration, welcomed participants to DENSO and discussed the plant’s CSR activities. The meeting included discussion on enhancing collaboration with US EPA, advancing materials efficiency across the supply chain, engagingContinue reading

SP Meets at Ford Research and Innovation Center

On May 21, SP held its 2nd Quarter Meeting at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Dearborn, MI.  Andy Hobbs, Director of Ford’s Environmental Quality Office, welcomed participants to the meeting and discussed key environmental strategies of Ford’s global manufacturing operations. The meeting featured a panel discussion on Addressing Global Regulations and Practices Impacting the AutoContinue reading

SP Meets at GM RenCen – 1Q 2015

On January 15, 2015, SP held its 1st Quarter Meeting at the GM RenCen in Detroit, MI. EPA’s Acting Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg participated in the meeting, and spoke with participants about the value of collaboration and innovation in advancing sustainability and manufacturing competitiveness. The meeting also featured a presentation by Walt Tunnessen of EPA’sContinue reading

SP Hosts 2nd Summit on Accelerating Innovation

SP held its 2nd Annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation on October 21-22, 2014 at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan. The Summit brings together automotive industry leaders and leading experts to collaboratively explore opportunities to accelerate innovation to drive economic and environmental value.  Summit participants had the opportunity to: Engage with a cross section of industry leaders across theContinue reading

SP Presents Sustainable Innovation Awards to Ford, Goodyear and FTS Technologies

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) – an innovative partnership between automakers, their suppliers and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – hosted its 2nd Annual Sustainable Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of October 21 in Rochester, Michigan in conjunction with the organization’s annual Summit on Accelerating Innovation. The annual awards program recognizes SP member companies for their outstanding achievements inContinue reading

GM Spring Hill Manufacturing Hosts Fall SP Membership Meeting

On September 24, GM Spring Hill Manufacturing hosted the Fall membership meeting of the Suppliers Partnership at its Plant Visitor Center in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Participants in the September 24 meeting discussed topics such as Sustainable Manufacturing in the Southeast Supply Chain, and heard from guest speakers such as US EPA, TDEC and RRS onContinue reading

Robert Bosch Hosts SP’s AVA Initiative in Santa Fe, Mexico

On May 21, Robert Bosch hosted the Spring 2014 meeting of SP’s Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) initiative at its offices in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City, Mexico.  Arnulfo Berlanga, GM Mexico; Luis Lara, Ford Mexico; and, Delia Rivas, Chrysler Mexico launched the discussion with a review of AVA’s new Strategy focused on improvingContinue reading

SP Membership Meets at Chrysler Headquarters in May

On May 16, Chrysler Group LLC hosted SP’s 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting at their Corporate Headquarters in Auburn Hills. The membership meeting provides a forum for members to network and engage in discussions about key topics such as chemical management, energy management, materials efficiency, technology & innovation, and water efficiency. Several guest speakers shared informationContinue reading

EPA’s Perciasepe Says SP Provides Leadership

EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe told a packed room in Detroit January 15 that he is “proud of EPA’s relationship with SP,” adding that the group was “providing leadership” on auto industry sustainability. “We need to develop the demand for innovation, and EPA can’t do it alone,” said Perciasepe. “Partnership creation is essential to EPA’sContinue reading

Chrysler de Mexico Hosts Fall Meeting of Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA)

On October 23, 2013, the Suppliers Partnership initative in Mexico – Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) – met at Chrysler de Mexico‘s Headquarter’s in the Santa Fe district of Mexico City, Mexico. AVA’s Work Groups — Materials & Waste Management led by Delia Rivas of Chrysler; Energy Efficiency led by Arnulfo Berlanga of GM; and, WaterContinue reading

SP 4th Quarter Meeting in Burns, Tennessee

On October 9, Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Office of Sustainable Practices hosted SP’s 4th Quarter Membership Meeting at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee. The meeting provided an opportunity to further the objectives of SP’s new Southern Supply Chain initiative, designed to promote collaboration and sharing of environmental best practices toContinue reading

CECTalks Webcast: Championing Sustainable Innovation

On June 26, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) hosted a live wecast from the Summit on Accelerating Innovation of a panel discussion on “Championing sustainable innovation in the North American automotive supply chain”. CBS Detroit journalist and long-time auto industry reporter Matt Roush moderated a discussion and Q&A of panelists who highlighted examples ofContinue reading

Covanta Hosts SP 2nd Quarter Meeting in Indianapolis

On May 7-8, Covanta 4Recovery hosted the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP)’s 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting in Indianapolis, IN. Meeting participants had a unique first hand opportunity to learn more about the energy from waste process and the national Covanta network of energy from waste (EfW) facilities through a guided tour of Covanta’s IndianapolisContinue reading

SP 1st Quarter Membership Meeting – January 16, 2013

On January 16, Gage Products Company hosted SP’s 1st Quarter Membership Meeting in the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. During the meeting Gage Products recognized SP “for its environmental stewardship in working with OEM’s and suppliers to enhance sustainability and corporate social responsibility while helping Gage Products Company achieve 25 years of purge solventContinue reading

SP Canada Environmental Sustainability Forum

On December 4, the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) hosted the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Canada‘s Environmental Sustainability Forum in Toronto, Ontario as part of the CEC’s project on “Improving the economic and environmental performance of the North American Automotive Industry Supply Chain”. The meeting was designed to provide a unique forum forContinue reading

Partnering for Profit and Planet: SP meets at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee

On October 10, SP members representing automotive OEMs, suppliers and the US EPA met at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee for SP’s quarterly membership forum. The discussion focused on environmental sustainability in the automotive supply chain, providing a forum for members to work together, learn from each other and share environmental best practices in areas such asContinue reading

Alianza Verde Automotriz – Mexico City

On September 5, Alianza Verde Automotriz (AVA) hosted its third meeting at General Motors Mexico Headquarters in Mexico City. AVA is a new initiative organized in collaboration with the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to provide automobile OEMs and their suppliers the opportunity to work together to address new, innovative and voluntary environmental sustainability projectsContinue reading

SP Membership Meeting at Johnson Controls – July 18, 2012

July 18, SP held its 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting at Johnson Controls headquarters campus at Glendale, Wisconsin. Pictured: (left) Randy Leslie, SP Chair and Vice President and General Manager, JCI Automotive Experience Ford Business Unit, welcome attendees to SP’s 3rd Quarter Meeting; (right) Breakout groups of SP meeting participants tour JCI’s LEED Platinum certified GlendaleContinue reading

SP 2nd Quarter Meeting – April 12, 2012

On April 12, SP held its 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting at General Motors Warren Tech Center in Warren, Michigan with over 75 representatives from the automotive supply chain participating. Mike Robinson, General Motors Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs welcomed the meeting’s participants and spoke to the value of SP as an organizationContinue reading

SP 1st Quarter Meeting – January 11, 2012

On January 11, the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) held its 1st Quarter Membership Meeting at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Over 85 representatives from the automotive supply chain participated in the meeting which was sponsored by FTS Technologies. SP was very pleased to have several distinguished guest speakers participate in theContinue reading

Goodwill and EQ Host SP 4th Quarter Meeting – November 8, 2011

On November 8, the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) held its 4th Quarter Membership Meeting in Detroit, Michigan which was co-hosted by Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and EQ – the Environmental Quality Company. Over 60 representatives from the automotive supply chain participated in the meeting. Special thanks to Kathy Laird and Consandra AllenContinue reading

SP / TAMA 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting

On September 8, the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association (TAMA) co-hosted their 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Over 140 representatives of the automotive supply chain participated in the meeting including OEMs, suppliers, non-profit and government leaders. TheContinue reading

CEC Workshop on September 7, 2011

On September 7 the Comission for Environmental Cooperation sponsored a Workshop on Environmental Assistance Programs and Resources for Automotive OEMs and Suppliers at the Northfield Workforce Development and Conference Center in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The CEC hosted this Workshop as part of its project on Improving the Economic and Environmental Performance of the North AmericanContinue reading

MPS Hosts SP 2nd Quarter Meeting – June 2011

On June 7, SP held its 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting in conjunction with the National Environmental Sustainability Summit (NESS) in Detroit, MI. Over 100 participants attended the meeting, which was hosted by SP member MPS Group. Special thanks to Heather Cataldo and Steve Ciaverilla, MPS Group, for their assistance in coordinating and hosting the meeting.Continue reading

SP Energy and Water Work Group Breakfast Meeting – May 3, 2011

On May 3, SP’s Energy and Water Work Group hosted a breakfast meeting on Strategies in Energy Program Management and Available Resources for Manufacturers. SP’s Energy and Water Work Group Co-Chairs Mark Werthman, Chrysler Group LLC and Rahul Naik, ARCADIS, opened the meeting and discussed the mission and vision of the Work Group. SP’s MembershipContinue reading

SP 1st Quarter Meeting – January 13, 2011

On January 13, SP held its 1st Quarter Membership Meeting in the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. Over 100 participants attended the meeting, which was hosted by SP members Asset Recovery & Management Group and GM. SP was very pleased to have Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and PollutionContinue reading

Energy Efficient, Sustainable Detroit

On December 9, SP’s Chair Randy Leslie, Johnson Controls and SP member Kathleen Laird, Goodwill Green Works Inc. and SP liaison Tom Murray, EPA were speakers at the Department of Commerce’s Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tour (SMART): “Energy Efficient, Sustainable Detroit” that was held at DTE Energy’s offices in Detroit, MI.   They were all partContinue reading

SP 4th Quarter Meeting on November 16, 2010 Hosted by Chrysler Group LLC and DENSO

Over 75 participants attended SP’s 4th Quarter Meeting On November 16, 2010, SP held its 4th Quarter Membership Meeting at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. Special thanks to Chrysler Group LLC and DENSO International America for hosting the meeting. Kim Korth, President, IRN Inc., gave a presentation on the New Economic Reality ofContinue reading

SP 3rd Quarter Meeting on August 11, 2010 Hosted by Johnson Controls

On August 11, 2010, SP held its 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting at the Johnson Controls Holland Technology Center in Holland, MI. Special thanks to Randy Leslie, Fran Elenbaas and Robin You, Johnson Controlsfor their efforts in organizing and hosting this meeting. The meeting opened with a presentation from Jennifer Johnson and James Bos, JCI onContinue reading

What Public Resources are Available to Manufacturing and How to Access Them?

Pictured (From Left): Adam Westerdale, GOC, welcomes attendees to the SP Breakfast Meeting; Tom Murray, EPA, discusses Federal Resources for Manufacturing; Dr. David Meade, WMU provides an overview of the GMIC. On June 23, 2010, SP hosted an open breakfast meeting focused on “What Public Resources are Available to Manufacturing and How to Access Them?”Continue reading

SP 2nd Quarter Meeting on April 28, 2010 Hosted by VMX International and RTI Laboratories

On April 28, 2010, SP held its 2nd Quarter Membership Meeting at the General Motors Knowledge Center in Warren, MI. Special thanks to Vickie Lewis, VMX International, Jerry Singh, RTI Laboratories and Robin Richey, GM for their efforts in organizing and hosting this meeting. The meeting opened with a presentation from Fred Hoffman, Special Advisory toContinue reading

SP News March 2010

On March 3, SAE held a “Green Engineering and Technology Transfer Workshop” which featured several SP members as speakers, including: Pat Beattie, Arcalis Scientific; John Bradburn, GM; Dave O’Ryan, Asset Recovery; Tom Murray, EPA; and, Andy Hobbs, Ford. The workshop examined existing “green” centers that might serve as models for a Michigan Green Innovation &Continue reading

SP 1st Quarter Meeting on January 13, 2010 Hosted by Infiniti Energy and Environmental Inc.

On January 13, 2010, SP held its 1st Quarter Membership Meeting at General Motors Univeristy, Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI in conjunction with the 2010 North America International Detroit Auto Show. Special thanks to the entire Infiniti team for their efforts in organizing and hosting this meeting and to Robin Richey, GM, for providing theContinue reading

SP 3rd Quarter Meeting on October 15, 2009 co-hosted by Chrysler LLC and ARCADIS

On October 15, 2009, SP held the 3rd Quarter Meeting at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI. Special thanks to Reg Modlin, Chrysler LLC and Rahul Naik, ARCADIS for their efforts in organizing and co-hosting this meeting. Randy Leslie, Johnson Controls chaired the SP 3rd Quarter Meeting in Auburn Hills, MI ABOVE FROM LEFTContinue reading

SP Presents to CEC Council

On June 24, 2009, Dr. Patricia Beattie, General Motors Corporation and Ms. Barbara Boroughf, Lear Corporation, urged members of the CEC Council, that includes the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator, Lisa Jackson; the Minister of the Environment for Canada, Jim Prentice; and the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico, Juan Rafael ElviraContinue reading

SP 2nd Quarter Meeting on May 27, 2009 co-hosted by Ford Motor Company and General Oil Company

On May 27, 2009, SP held the 2nd Quarter Meeting at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, MI. Special thanks to Andy Hobbs, Ford Motor Company and Adam Westerdale, General Oil Company for their efforts in organizing and co-hosting this meeting. Andy Hobbs, Ford Motor Company welcomes the attendees to the SP 2nd Quarter Meeting inContinue reading

SP 1st Quarter Meeting on January 15, 2009 hosted by ChemicoMays

On January 15, 2009, SP held the 1st Quarter Meeting in Detroit, MI, in conjunction with 2009 North America International Detroit Auto Show. Special thanks to Leon Richardson, ChemicoMays, for his efforts in organizing and hosting this meeting. Special thanks to Pat Beattie, GM, for providing the venue for this meeting. In addition, the SPContinue reading

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