posted by William R. Stott
Published: April 10, 2012
NSK Corporation released its 2011 environmental achievements, championed by its seven ISO 14000-certified production facilities in the United States. Based on a series of pre-established benchmarks, NSK's sustainability efforts have saved:
Marcia Fournier, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety, is responsible for leading NSK's sustainable strategy in the Americas. She states "We made the investment to ensure everyone had a baseline knowledge of our environmental objectives and we work collaboratively to achieve them. Joining the EPA's WasteWise program, is what gives us our sustainability numbers regarding how many trees and how much water we've saved."
An extensive list of initiatives was created to meet the company's environmental goals, including a 98% recycling target. Some of these include:
Brian Lindsay, President and CEO of NSK Corporation, has overseen the complete revision of NSK America's environmental policy. He says "We are proactively seeking out the right thing to do environmentally rather than being focused on avoiding doing the wrong thing. Environmental stewardship needs a focus and part of that focus is to create and establish a position within the Americas that environmental excellence is paramount."
A detailed report on NSK's global sustainability initiatives can be found at http://www.nsk.com/sustainability/reports.html