June 2018 — Top automotive supplier Yazaki named Champlain Cable Corporation Environmental Health & Safety Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony, Tuesday, June 5, honoring them with the EHS Supplier of the Year Award. Champlain Cable was chosen from Yazaki’s top suppliers in North and Central America.
“It is impressive how far this program has come since I first implemented it in 2007. Yazaki places a high value on our strategic suppliers who partner with us, and their shared commitment to the environment,” said Ken Pichla, Head of Purchasing and Procurement at Yazaki North America, Inc. “As we continue to work together we can affect significant change for a greener tomorrow.”
Champlain Cable is honored to have been recognized for its continued commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainability, and workplace safety. We have reduced our energy consumption by more than 13% over the last two years resulting in the reduction of more than 500 metric tons of CO2 emissions, diverted more than 22 tons of waste per year from landfill, reduced our injury rate to 2.4 recordable injuries per 100 employees, and have not had a lost time injury in more than two years. While these accomplishments are significant, we continue to implement improvements in our processes and business strategies with a goal to achieve even better EHS performance in the future. This effort is driven by a company culture fostering safety first, quality, innovation, collaboration, commitment, and personal responsibility.
“Champlain Cable is proud to have received recognition for its commitment to environmental, health and safety improvement from one of its most important customers”, said Bill Reichert, President and COO of Champlain Cable. “This award reflects the commitment all of our employees have to preserving our environment and promoting a healthy and safe workplace that will insure continued growth and sustainability of the company, its workforce, and the community.”
The Yazaki Environmental Health & Safety 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’s commitment to the environment spans the globe as the Company’s global business segments all aim to support safe and eco-friendly practices. Aside from automotive products, Yazaki produces equipment that support the efficient use of electricity, gas, solar heat, and other energy sources, as well as environmentally-friendly air-conditioning units and additional products and services aimed at reducing environmental impact to local communities.
Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs 285,000 people in 46 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for over 75 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 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 Program 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/.