WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2005) — Michelin North America Inc. has expanded to seven the number of facilities it has participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Performance Track” program.
According to the EPA, Performance Track is a voluntary program under which participating corporate members agree to exceed regulatory requirements for environmental performance. Michelin's involvement in Performance Track is part of its mission to promote environmental excellence throughout the corporation, and the company plans eventually to have all its North American facilities in the EPA program, said Bruce Brackett, Michelin vice president and director of environment, health and safety.
The Michelin plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was the first facility to join Performance Track, in the spring of this year, according to Mr. Brackett. Just signing on to the program are two Michelin plants in Anderson, S.C., plus plants in Greenville, Spartanburg and Sandy Springs, S.C., and Opelika, Ala.
Peformance Track now has more than 370 participating facilities in 46 states and Puerto Rico, according to the EPA.