Source: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announcement
ELYRIA, Ohio – Even during a global pandemic, Bendix achieved a series of wins toward its 2020 sustainability goals, reducing its energy consumption more than 14 million kilowatt-hours over the last six years and diverting 99.9 percent of its waste from landfill.
Another major success story for Bendix in 2020 was sending fewer than 16 tons of material company-wide to landfill, realizing a 97 percent decrease from the 508 tons of material that were landfilled in 2019. The remaining 10,965 tons of excess or spent materials were either diverted, recycled, or reused.
Yet another environmental accolade in 2020 was that nine Bendix manufacturing locations, plus the Elyria corporate headquarters, achieved the company’s official Zero Waste to Landfill Certification.
Bendix Facilities Earn Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Status
The sustainability successes achieved during 2020 capitalized on increasing waste diversion and energy efficiency across the Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) North American facilities.
The effort also included conducting a baseline study of the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., which was acquired mid-year 2020. Bendix continues its focus on both areas in connection with its deep alignment and ongoing support of the United Nations’ (UN) ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These 17 overarching environmental objectives adopted by UN member states promote prosperity while protecting the environment. Two of the objectives – Responsible Consumption and Production (encompassed within SDG 12) and Climate Action (the focus of SDG 13) – are central to Bendix’s sustainability efforts.
“Even during a year when many activities had to be modified, curtailed, or held remotely, our team members stayed true to our sustainability missions and to our overall energy strategy,” said Maria Gutierrez, director of corporate responsibility and sustainability. “Following up on a stellar year in 2019, Bendix employees continued to embrace our sustainability goals in 2020, whether that meant reducing nonindustrial waste streams, increasing energy efficiency, or pursuing new approaches to reducing our carbon footprint. Ultimately, seeing these results, we’re once again proud and honored to celebrate these remarkable achievements.”
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