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We continue to work toward a zero-waste world by investing in recycling technologies,
processing methods and market opportunities. Beyond supporting sustainability efforts, these
investments make our planet a better place to live.

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Making it possible through commitment to our communities and our world.

From ground-breaking wastewater treatment to energy-generating rooftop solar panels, Delphi investments are helping improve the environment in their communities and beyond.

Solar Panels: China

In Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province in the central region of China, Delphi’s manufacturing site generates clean power from a series of rooftop solar panels. Installed in 2012 with an annual output of 20,000 kWh, these panels have reduced facility emissions by 30 tons of CO2 in the past three years. That’s equivalent to not burning 32,013 pounds of coal, the most common source of power in China.

Wastewater Treatment: India

Delphi’s manufacturing facility in Vaipur, India, has implemented an innovative, eco-friendly way to clean wastewater. The site built a new outdoor wastewater treatment station using bio-cultures instead of chemicals. Bio-cultures are a blend of microbes and bacteria that break down waste and pollutants. This initiative saves 11.6 tons of chemicals each year and reduces solid waste disposal by 2.5 tons.

Wuhan's solar panels reduced facility emissions by
30 tons of CO2 in 3 years
Energy Management ISO Certification: Germany

Following the lead of Delphi’s Blois, France, facility in 2015, Delphi’s sites in Wuppertal, Osberghausen, Wiehl and Neumarkt, achieved the Energy Management ISO 50001 certification in 2016. The certification requires the facilities to do mandatory energy assessments, with a goal of increased energy efficiency across the European Union. Certification of ISO 50001 not only provides the necessary tools to conduct audits or energy assessments, but also provides sites with a system to track and implement energy savings projects.

Efficient Lighting: Brazil

At Delphi’s Espírito Santo Do Pinhal facility, employees replaced all older light bulbs with high-efficiency LED bulbs. The new bulbs result in annual energy savings of 206 MWh and 27 tons of CO2, and eliminate the costly disposal of mercury bulbs. An additional unexpected benefit: Because they emit very low heat, the lamps do not attract insects.

Energy Usage: United Kingdom

Delphi’s manufacturing facilities in Plymouth continue to uphold Delphi‘s legacy of significant reductions in energy consumption. The facility harvests rainwater for use in toilets and has its own solar photovoltaic roof panels to contribute electricity and heat recovery technology. In 2016 they saved 325,000 liters of water, 65 metric tons of CO2 and generated 122,500 kilowatts of energy from their solar panels.

The new bulb result in annual energy savings of
206MWh and 27 tons of CO2
Energy Usage: Mexico

The Delphi Matamoros site implemented more than 45 environmental initiatives to reduce energy in 2016. Using Six Sigma problem-solving tools, employees identified the highest energy consuming equipment and manufacturing areas. The improvements included installing automatic shutdown on machines, investing in more efficient painting equipment and reducing the number of transformers. All in all, these projects saved the equivalent of 800 tons of CO2 last year – that’s comparable to not burning 90,019 gallons of gasoline. In addition, their efforts saved $270,000 – a six percent net cost improvement over the previous year.

Recycling: United States

At the Brookhaven, Mississippi facility, solder waste comprises about seven percent of all waste at the plant. This occurs during the application of solder paste, which is used to create a permanent bond between a printed circuit board and the metal components. Until now, the plant captured and stored this debris, then sent it out for incineration. Now the excess solder is recycled, reducing the environmental impact and saving money in the process.