SANTA ANA, CA (May 11, 2016) –Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC (YTMV) has received two awards for outstanding achievements in sustainable manufacturing: the Environmental Excellence Gold Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association and the bronze Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.
The Environmental Excellence Gold Award recognizes YTMV for its demonstrated commitment to pollution prevention and elimination or reduction in waste, maintaining continued perfect compliance with industrial waste water and pretreatment standards.
The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, presented during the 27th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, VA, recognizes the zero landfill operation project completed by YTMV in 2015. The award honors conservation leaders who have made significant contributions in four categories: sustainability, environmental project, land conservation and implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan.
“We are proud of all our sustainability efforts and achievements at our Salem, Virginia plant,” said Neil Dalton, Yokohama Corporation of North America director of environmental health and safety. “We look forward to continuing the success of our initiatives at YTMV.”
The facility began implementing changes in 2013 and in just two years, it had reduced the landfill waste output from all waste generated to two percent and finally to zero by September 2015.
The awards reinforce the ongoing global environmental commitment from The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (YRC), YTMV’s parent company in Japan. It stems from YRC’s ‘Grand Design 100’ Plan (GD100), which sets standards for Yokohama to harmonize its company-wide operations in everything from manufacturing to product design with the environment.
About Yokohama Tire Corporation
Yokohama Tire Corporation is the North American manufacturing and marketing arm of Tokyo, Japan-based The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917. Servicing an extensive sales network throughout the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is a leader in technology and innovation. The company’s complete product line includes tires for high-performance, light truck, passenger car, commercial truck and bus, and off-the-road mining and construction applications.
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