Leading Automakers and Suppliers to Discuss Greenhouse Gas Reporting Strategies at AIAG Symposium on Sept. 28 in Troy, Mich.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ — AIAG, a not-for-profit, member-supported organization that brings companies and their suppliers together to work collaboratively on projects that impact supply chain efficiency, product quality, corporate reputation and a host of other issues, is hosting a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Inventory Guideline symposium at the Management Education Center in Troy, Mich., on Tues., Sept. 28, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The seminar is open to all interested companies. Registration information is available at www.aiag.org.
“A major component of sustainability is the measurement of GHG emissions from your operations,” said J. Scot Sharland, AIAG executive director. “Our symposium will help companies understand how this shift from mass production to lean production and now to sustainable production involves GHG emission estimation. It will provide attendees with insights into the strategies and tools for collecting emissions data, and highlight best practices developed by global leaders in the field.”
Presenters at the symposium include representatives from AIAG, General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, Honda of America Manufacturing, TRW Automotive, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., and the World Resources Institute.
Under current federal law, entities that annually generate or emit at least 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, which includes gases such as methane, nitrous oxide or several fluorinated gases, must measure and report their emissions to the EPA or face fines of up to $37,500 per day for each violation.
The reporting threshold is equivalent to the annual GHG emissions from approximately 4,600 passenger vehicles. Entities covered under the new rules include fossil fuel-fired power plants, landfills, fuel production facilities, chemical plants, steel and aluminum works, cement factories and large livestock operations. Data collection for motor vehicle and engine manufacturers begins in 2011.
AIAG was founded in 1982 by General Motors, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Corp. to develop and share best practices to create a leaner, more efficient supply base. Since then, AIAG has grown and evolved to address increasingly complex global supply chain, manufacturing and quality issues, and now has tools and processes that can help diverse industries improve their performance, by protecting and enhancing corporate reputations, rooting out waste and inefficiency, uncovering cost savings and improving quality.