NSK Releases 2012 Sustainability Achievements
Bearings manufacturer continues commitment to environmental leadership
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 24, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --NSK Americas (NSK) today
released the results of its 2012 sustainability initiatives, demonstrating the
company's ongoing commitment to achieving environmental excellence. The year's
impressive accomplishments show that NSK saved:
o30,689 trees - equivalent to 379,134,000 sheets of newspaper
o38,766 gallons of gasoline - enough to drive a mid-size car 1,083,600
o747,865 gallons of oil - enough to heat 3,703 homes for a year
o11,306,821 gallons of water - enough to meet the daily needs of 150,747
o44,087,565 kilowatt hours of electricity - enough to power 5,376 homes for
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"Our 2011 sustainability measures were a significant accomplishment," said
Brian Lindsay, CEO. "The outstanding achievements in 2012 confirm that NSK's
commitment to corporate social responsibility and our corporate environmental
policy initiatives are producing meaningful results that benefit the global
environment and the health of the local communities in which we operate."
As a contributing member of the EPA's Wastewise program, NSK strives to meet a
series of benchmarks which translate into sustainability numbers regarding how
many trees, water etc. the company has saved.
"Part of NSK's commitment to sustainability is to educate our employees about
greener operational alternatives and practices and encourage them to take
initiatives that support the achievement of our annual targets," said Marcia
Fournier, Environmental and Chemical Manager. As the company's front-line
green ambassador, Fournier regularly travels to NSK's North and South American
facilities to identify areas for improvement, and works with employee teams to
develop initiatives to help each facility reach its annual green targets.
NSK annually celebrates Earth Day with their employees by providing
earth-friendly gifts to team members which improve environmental focus all
The company has advanced the bearing production processes in its manufacturing
facilities by taking significant steps to, among other things, reduce scrap
waste, increase energy efficiency and cut down on the use of harmful
NSK's 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights its global
achievements in areas such as health and wellness, carbon footprint,
responsible sourcing, and environmentally friendly product development. The
report also emphasizes the company's ongoing commitment to minimize CO
emissions through innovative technological development.
As a supplier of components vital to a broad range of manufacturing and
processing industries, NSK continues to develop environmentally preferable
products. The company also offers a bearing reconditioning program that allows
its customers to reduce waste and increase efficiency, and it actively
supports electrification of automobiles.
Established in 1916 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NSK is a world class
manufacturer of motion and control products, leading the industry with
superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces
and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion and
automotive component products for a variety of applications.
Operating in the Americas (North and South), NSK Corporation and NSK Steering
Systems are members of the NSK Ltd. group and are headquartered in Ann Arbor,
NSK has a network of sales and engineering teams working in partnership with
customers to deliver high performance products, application-specific
solutions, superior technical support and exceptional service to the Americas
market. The company's strategically located manufacturing and distribution
centers supply both original equipment manufacturers and the industrial
aftermarket through a broad distribution network.
For more information, visit www.nskamericas.com
Contact: Joanna Eliopoulos, Communications Specialist, 5th business,
905-275-2220 x 426, F: 905-275-2245, firstname.lastname@example.org
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