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EPA honours Mack for 32% reductions in GHG emissions

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. -- Mack Trucks has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the compa...

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA. — Mack Trucks has been recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the company’s success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) throughout its operations, at the annual Climate Leaders Partners Meeting in Chicago.

From 2003 to 2007, Mack states that it reduced GHG emissions by 32% per unit built, and during that same time, achieved a 25% reduction in total GHG emissions. A major focus for Mack was improving energy efficiency at its manufacturing operations: the Hagerstown, Md. power train plant; the Macungie, Pa. assembly operation; and the Middletown, Pa. remanufacturing centre.

As part of the Climate Leaders program, Mack pledged in 2004 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations by 20% per unit produced by 2010, using 2003 as a base. As a result of implementing numerous energy efficiency projects, Mack indicates that it not only met, but exceeded its reduction goal in 2007: three years ahead of the 2010 target date.

“We take support of environmental improvement efforts in our society, very seriously,” said Dennis Slagle, Mack Trucks’ president and CEO. “Environmental care is a corporate core value for Mack and it influences our business decisions, from product and service offerings, to how we operate our facilities. Our commitment to the goals of Climate Leaders was a natural choice for the company to make.”

Climate Leaders is an industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions, based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to the EPA.

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