FLINT— General Motors’ Flint Assembly Plant is the latest facility in the GM family to be named a Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, it was announced at a recent press conference at the plant.
The Michigan DEQ recognized the home of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD for recycling 75 percent of the waste streams the facility produced.
The Clean Corporate Citizen is a voluntary environmental program identifying environmental stewardship at Michigan facilities. Additional Flint Assembly achievements include:
• Reduced energy and water costs by $2.9 million, saving more than $20 per truck in 2011
• Recycled 1,080 tons of cardboard, paper, plastic and wood waste
Through the facility’s partnership with a number of waste management vendors, they also were able to recycle products such as solvent rags and used oil.
“The Clean Corporate Citizen program recognizes environmental leadership in industry,” said DEQ Director Dan Wyant. “We are proud to congratulate General Motors’ Flint Assembly Plant for voluntarily doing more than what is required by law and showing pride in the company’s environmental stewardship.”
Flint Assembly is one of the oldest facilities General Motors owns, coming into existence shortly after World War II in 1947. Since then, it has come a long way in its efforts to become a more sustainable facility.
“By earning this designation, we have proved that our older facilities are just as apt to be clean as the newer ones,” said Amy Farmer, Flint Assembly Plant manager. “It is our mission at Flint Assembly, as a responsible member of the community, to do our part to create a healthier environment.”
For more information on GM’s environmental commitment, visit its sustainability report and environmental blog.
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— Rhonda S. Sanders