Suppliers Partnership for the Environment
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) is a trade association comprised of small, mid-sized and large automotive and vehicle suppliers. SP, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), strives to create new and innovative business-centered approaches to environmental protection that improve the environment while providing value to the participants.
SP works as a forum for sharing environmental best practices throughout the automotive industry supply chain, especially for the benefit of the smaller, lower-tier companies in the industry. SP enables automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers to actively engage all levels of their supply chains in development of common sense approaches to reducing environmental impacts. Through the Partnership, suppliers can continuously improve products and processes, increase energy efficiency, eliminate wastes, identify cost-saving opportunities, and optimize resources and technologies.
SP delivers value to its members by: providing a forum for companies to work together to share "best practices" through task forces and work groups to address specific issues; providing facility-specific technical assistance on energy and chemical use optimization and other issues; identifying and addressing externally driven environmental impacts; and retaining the costs savings realized through SP activities.
EPA brings to the Suppliers Partnership a connection to other programs within EPA and other federal agencies. This provides additional resources to pollution prevention efforts in the industry.
Through the Suppliers Partnership, EPA has engaged the Department of Commerce to provide technical assistance to suppliers. In addition, EPA is also coordinating with Department of Energy programs to help companies increase their energy efficiency.
As a member-driven organization, SP is addressing several different issues important to maintaining a productive and green supply chain including energy and chemical use optimization, training, education, technical assistance, sustainability and transactional processes. Suppliers Partnership for the Environment is open to all automotive companies.
The Suppliers Partnership homepage has the Suppliers Partnership's membership list .
For More Information Contact:
Steve Hellem, SP, (202) 530-0096 or Kristin Pierre, EPA, (202) 564-8837