SP Awards Program

Organized by SP’s Technology & Innovation Advisory Council, the annual Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Awards Program is designed to recognize and raise awareness of environmental sustainability successes within the automotive supply chain, while promoting knowledge sharing and transfer of proven solutions across the automotive industry.

Currently, SP’s Award Categories include,

  • Demonstrating Environmental Innovation in the Manufacturing Process (Company). This award recognizes companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation in an advanced manufacturing process or technology leading to significant environmental and economic impact within the global automotive supply chain.
  • Creativity in Implementing Sustainable Practices (Company). This award recognizes companies that demonstrate remarkable creativity in implementing environmental sustainability programs and practices within the global automotive supply chain.
  • Community Impact (Company). This award recognizes companies who strive to extend the positive impacts of their sustainability efforts to local communities and organizations outside the automotive industry through outreach and education.
  • Shining Star (Individual). This award recognizes and celebrates individual emerging sustainability leaders within the SP membership for their exemplary efforts in developing and improving environmental sustainability programs, as well as their leadership and engagement in SP.

A volunteer selection committee of environmental sustainability leaders from SP OEM member companies review all qualified applications received. Applications for 2023 are expected to open in the 2nd Quarter with projects due to be submitted in the 3rd Quarter. Winning entries are typically announced by SP in the 4th Quarter.


2022 Award Winners

► 2022 SP Community Impact Award: Lavergne for its Ocean-bound Plastic Recycling Initiative in Haiti.

► 2022 SP Creativity in Implementing Sustainable Practices Award: Solvay for its Sustainable Manufacturing of a Bio-Based Polymer program.

► 2022 SP Demonstrating Environmental Innovation in the Manufacturing Process Award: Henkel for its Next Generation Metal Pretreatment Process.

► 2022 SP Shining Star Award: Bridget Grewal of Magna International for her vision and leadership in promoting industry collaboration to minimize automotive packaging waste.

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2021 Award Winners

► 2021 SP Community Impact Award: Magna International for its Global 6K Water Challenge program.

► 2021 SP Creativity in Implementing Sustainable Practices Award: Avangard Innovative for its plastics packaging circular economy program.

► 2021 SP Demonstrating Environmental Innovation in the Manufacturing Process Award: Li-Cycle for its Spoke & Hub technologies.

► 2021 SP Shining Star Award: Sophia Borroni-Bird of General Motors; and, Gary Vegh of ERA Environmental Management Solutions

► 2021 Spirit of SP Award: Alissa Yakali of Honda Development and Manufacturing America

To learn more about the 2021 SP Award winners, please click here.

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