Yazaki North & Central America Names tesa tape Bulk and Raw Material Green Supplier of the Year
Top automotive supplier Yazaki North America named tesa tape Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony, honoring them with the Bulk and Raw Material Category award. tesa tape was chosen from Yazaki’s top 103 suppliers in North and Central America.
“Yazaki’s Green Supplier of the Year program is another way that we reinforce our committed to helping create a society capable of sustainable development,” said Olga Alavanou, executive vice president, Supply Chain Management. “Working together we can make a difference, and I am pleased to honor Yazaki suppliers whose commitment to the environment is as strong as ours.”
Mr. Brent Phillips, tesa’s Director of Wire Harness for the Americas, commented on receiving the award: “tesa is honored to receive this award from Yazaki North America and be recognized as a leader in environmental stewardship. Environmental responsibility is a pillar of both Yazaki and tesa’s corporate cultures. This award will serve as motivation for tesa to achieve even greater environmentally responsible benchmark goals in the years ahead”.
“tesa tape was chosen to receive this award due to its many initiatives related to responsible tape manufacturing practices, including emissions, waste, and energy usage reductions, all resulting in minimizing the company’s impact on the environment,” shared Mr. Tom DuPont, Plant Manager at the tesa’s Sparta, Michigan, facility.
Held on June 5, 2013, to honor World Environmental Day, the Yazaki Green Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers who have made significant contributions to the preservation of the environment through their manufacturing, production, and delivery processes and have exceeded others in their effort to reduce their impact on the environment.
Yazaki established this program in 2007 as the benchmark for all Yazaki companies and affiliates throughout North and Central America.
Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for vehicle applications. Yazaki produces electrical distribution systems, vehicle information products, solid-state power centers, connection systems, and electronics. Worldwide, the company employs more than 220,000 people in 41 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for more than 70 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki North America, Inc. and its vision for a greener tomorrow, log onto www.yazaki-na.com.
About World Environmental Day
World Environment Day is an annual event conducted by the United Nations Environment Programme aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on June 5 every year, involving everyone from everywhere. World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. For more information visit their website at http://www.unep.org/.
About tesa tape, inc.
For over a century, tesa tape has pioneered the development of pressure-sensitive adhesive tape technologies. This rich tradition of innovation dates back to 1882 when the company's founder patented a method for manufacturing medical adhesive dressings. With this invention came the beginning of a global enterprise dedicated to the development and promotion of advanced adhesive tape solutions. Today, this worldwide enterprise services customers in over 100 countries around the globe and holds numerous product patents. At tesa, it is the company’s charter to provide customers with products, service levels, and applications expertise that are second to none in the industry. With this as the goal, team members stand committed to providing process improvement in every roll of tape! Proud sponsor of the USA Bobsled / Skeleton Federation! Certified by the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) as a Responsible Tape Manufacturer.