SP Member News Roundup – February 2022

SP provides a forum for global automotive manufacturers, their large and small suppliers, the US EPA and other government entities from around the world to work together toward a shared vision of an automotive industry with positive environmental impact.

This monthly series collects recent news and updates though February 2022 highlighting efforts of SP member companies and partners to advance initiatives with positive environmental impact.

  • Emission Data Now Available Online for Five New York Waste-to-Energy Facilities. Covanta announced that emissions data for five of its New York Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facilities is now available online. Learn more.
  • Edison Energy and RENEW Energy Partners launch $300M fund to deliver sustainability and decarbonization projects. Edison Energy and RENEW Energy Partners, are excited to announce the launch of Accelerate℠, an innovative flexible funding program, financed by RENEW Energy Partners. Edison and RENEW Energy Partners will apply their shared expertise to make progress towards decarbonizing the commercial, industrial, and institutional markets.  Learn more.
  • Ford Louisville Assembly Plant Earns EPA Pollution Prevention Award For Water Recycling Initiative. Ford’s Louisville Assembly Plant has been presented with a 2021 Pollution Prevention Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4. The award recognizes the Louisville Assembly Plant for its leadership and commitment to practices that reduce, eliminate or prevent pollution at its source, specifically for a new water recycling initiative developed by plant employees. Learn more.
  • F-150 Lightning Power Play. Ford, and Sunrun, a leading solar company, are partnering to advance home energy storage and solar power using the F-150® Lightning truck to power homes and help accelerate the adoption of zero-carbon solar energy. Learn more.
  • Pledging $50 million to help ensure an equitable future for all. Building on its philanthropic commitment to equitable climate action, GM has announced that it will give an additional $25 million through its Climate Equity Fund, dedicating a total of $50 million to help close equity gaps in the transition to electric vehicles and other sustainable technology. Learn more.
  • Henkel publishes 2021 Sustainability Report. Henkel published its 31st Sustainability Report, detailing its achievements and progress in 2021 while also outlining its new 2030+ Sustainability Ambition Framework. Learn more.
  • Henkel’s E-Mobility business unit establishes a strategic partnership with PEM Motion. Henkel has entered a strategic partnership with RWTH Aachen University’s Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM Motion GmbH) to collaborate on research projects in the field of e-mobility. By building a strong partnership between industry and academia, the organizations will pioneer next generation battery technologies, explore material requirements for their realization and in the development of safer and more sustainable batteries.  Learn more.
  • Honda ‘Green Dealer’ Program Leverages 10 Years of Experience to Lead Auto Industry Toward More Environmentally Responsible Dealership Operations. The Honda and Acura Environmental Leadership Programs – often referred to as the Honda “Green Dealer ” Program – have helped more than 600 Honda and Acura automobile, powersports and power equipment dealers across the U.S. collectively reduce CO2 emissions by more than 177,000 metric tons. Learn more.
  • Toyota Commits Multimillion-Dollar Investment to Further Expand Production of Electrified Vehicles. Toyota announced an additional $90 million investment for two of its U.S. manufacturing facilities to boost hybrid transaxle and engine capacity. Learn more.
  • Old Honda Uniforms Find New Utility. Starting this month, American Honda Motor Company, Inc. uniforms will be shipped to UGN and turned into sound insulators that are used in 5 different parts on 12 Honda and Acura models. Learn more.
  • New Guidance for Measuring Renewable Content of Automotive Products. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) and the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) announced the publication of a new guidance document, “Measuring Renewable Content of Automotive Products.” Learn more.
  • Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Collaborates with The Water Council (TWC) to Advance Water Stewardship in the Automotive Supply Chain. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is announcing a new collaboration with The Water Council (TWC) to support the organization in the development of a water stewardship program for the automotive supply chain. Learn more.

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