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Delphi's global focus on protecting the environment begins in our manufacturing and office facilities where a commitment to continuous improvement of products and processes results in greener operations and attitudes.
Reducing Emissions Curbs Environmental Impact
At Delphi EMEA facilities, an initiative designed to proactively minimize the environmental impact of manufacturing processes, products, and technologies continues to expand. The program, focused on reducing CO2 emissions, is now an important aspect of Delphi's global business activities and includes more than 40 Delphi manufacturing plants in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
"Every year the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) group reaches out to the plants and employees, following new ideas and proven strategies to reduce our environmental footprint," said Thomas Stier, Delphi's program leader for EMEA climate change activities. "We involve the employees and listen to their suggestions, then share the ideas and incorporate them into our program. Again this past year, we exceeded our already ambitious goal and reduced CO2 emissions by more than 12,000 metric tons."
Since the program began in 2008, Delphi facilities have saved more than 28,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions at plants in Europe, Turkey, and Morocco.
"Last year's reduction is equivalent to the emissions generated by nearly 3,500 European cars, each driving more than 20,000 kilometers a year or the approximate CO2 footprint of 950 families of four, living in a mid-sized house or apartment in Europe," Stier added.
One key to the success of the program is the 'Climate Change Toolbox', an electronic inventory and guide designed to help employees reduce CO2 emissions both on the job and at home. Linking with Delphi's global efforts to define and reduce its carbon footprint, the program offers employees tips and initiatives to increase environmental awareness and save energy.
By working together, Delphi employees are demonstrating how industry can protect the environment and be more energy efficient while growing the business.
"Everyone in our company embraced this challenge and worked hard to make it happen," said Ricardo Oliveira, Delphi's EMEA energy leader. "Our employees are true leaders in proposing and implementing energy efficient actions at their sites. Our total regional energy consumption is gradually being reduced year by year, even as our business grows. This clearly shows that if we save energy, we will be more competitive, protecting the environment at the same time."
"This program keeps getting better and better, but its success is not a surprise," added Michael Tramm, regional director of Global Operations. "The environmental innovations our employees deliver year after year are a clear reflection of our hard work in the communication and training processes. And, this amazing achievement in EMEA is only part of the global success Delphi is having in reducing its carbon footprint."
How EMEA Plants Cut CO2 Emissions
Across the region, Delphi manufacturing facilities are finding innovative ways to reduce their carbon footprint, including:
Diverse Programs Help Reduce Impact
In addition to saving energy and reducing CO2 emissions, Delphi facilities across the EMEA region are developing programs designed to increase environmental awareness, reduce and recycle waste, and reduce dependence on natural resources. By finding ways to fine tune office and manufacturing processes, Delphi employees participate in the stewardship of our global natural resources.
Delphi Leads the Way
Committed to protecting human health, natural resources, and the environment, Delphi is an industry leader in the groundbreaking design and manufacture of automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segment solutions. Delphi meets the needs of today's marketplace by delivering safe, green, and connected technologies through sustainable manufacturing.
Environmental stewardship is a responsibility Delphi takes seriously. It begins with a focus on the future innovating real-world solutions that anticipate tomorrow's needs.
Read more about Delphi's global commitment to the environment.