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August 24, 2021

EPA Recognizes For Atlanta Assembly Plant's Environmental Efforts

Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant is the first automotive OEM recognized by the EPA in its National Environmental Performance Track program for protecting the environment and public health.
Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant has committed to reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by more than 24 tons and water usage by nearly 14 million gallons.

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 24 – The Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday recognized Ford Motor Company’s Atlanta Assembly Plant for exceeding regulatory requirements, working closely with the community and excelling in protecting the environment and public health as part of the EPA’s Performance Track program.

According to EPA Regional Administrator James I. Palmer, JR., "The EPA is delighted that Ford has become a member of our national Performance Track Program. As Regional Administrator for the eight southeastern states in EPA Region 4, I am especially pleased that the Atlanta Assembly Plant was selected for this distinct recognition. This is a tremendous and exciting accomplishment, and I look forward to working with Ford to bring its other manufacturing and distribution facilities into the Performance Track Program."

Performance Track is a voluntary program designed to encourage pollution prevention at the source. Ford’s Atlanta Assembly Plant submitted its application in April 2005 and has committed to reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by more than 24 tons and water usage by nearly 14 million gallons. It is the first of Ford's facilities to join the program. Consideration will be given for additional plant participation.

“It is rewarding to have the Atlanta Assembly Plant's hard work and commitment to the environment recognized by the EPA. We are proud of the level of environmental awareness and responsibility shown by the men and women of Ford Motor Company,” said Sue Cischke, vice president Environmental and Safety Engineering.

According to the EPA, since the program's inception in June 2000, Performance Track membership has produced solid environmental results. To date, Performance Track members have collectively reduced their water use by 1.3 billion gallons and their generation of solid waste by nearly 600,000 tons. They have also increased their use of reused or recycled materials by nearly 77,000 tons, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 67,000 tons of carbon dioxide. You can read more about Performance Track at http://www.epa.gov/performancetrack/index.htm

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn , Mich. , manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With nearly 325,000 employees and 110 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln , Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Hertz. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com

Posted by Industrial at August 24, 2021 10:26 PM