FITCHBURG, MA – June 5, 2018 – Top automotive supplier Yazaki named Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions, an Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY) Industrial and Healthcare Materials business, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony Tuesday, June 5th. They were also awarded Best-In-Class. Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions was chosen from Yazaki’s top suppliers in North and Central America.
“It is impressive how far this program has come since I first implemented it in 2007. Yazaki places a high value on our strategic suppliers who partner with us, and their shared commitment to the environment,” said Ken Pichla, Head of Purchasing and Procurement at Yazaki North America, Inc. “As we continue to work together we can affect significant change for a greener tomorrow.”
Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions strives to provide exceptional service and products, and integrates sustainability goals within its operations by engaging employees at all levels while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Avery Dennison sees sustainability not only as a natural responsibility but as an opportunity—to lead, to innovate and to build a more resilient and profitable company. Employees are aware of their individual EHS obligations and are committed to protecting the environment, preventing pollution, and continually improving. Fastener Solutions keeps all employees up-to-date on proper safety procedures through weekly safety discussions, teaching the use of personal protective equipment, near miss reporting, and safe job training. These tools enable the company to quickly correct any potentially unsafe operations and commit everyone to maintaining safe business operations.
“The acknowledgement by Yazaki, of the very core values by which we operate, is the greatest possible recognition we could receive. Also, being awarded Best-in-Class in Environmental Health and Safety underscores our top-down commitment in exercising the courage to do the right thing, always. We are proud that our teams take up the challenge to open their hearts and minds to diverse ideas in imagining a better world we can make for ourselves and the communities in which we work and live.” said John Albert, regional vice president, Avery Dennison Fastener Solutions.
“The recognition of the tangible results we achieved in Environmental Health and Safety is testament to the level of excellence we expect of ourselves...there is no greater acknowledgement of the proper decisions we have made than to have our customers recognize that what we are doing is right and that we are doing it extremely well.” concluded Albert. The Yazaki Environmental Health and Safety Supplier of the Year program recognizes suppliers who have made significant contributions to the preservation of the environment through their manufacturing, production, and delivery processes and have exceeded others in their effort to reduce their impact on the environment. Yazaki established this program in 2007 as the benchmark for all Yazaki companies and affiliates throughout North and Central America.
Yazaki’s commitment to the environment spans the globe as the Company’s global business segments all aim to support safe and eco-friendly practices. Aside from automotive products, Yazaki produces equipment that support the efficient use of electricity, gas, solar heat, and other energy sources, as well as environmentally-friendly air-conditioning units and additional products and services aimed at reducing environmental impact to local communities.
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