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Eight Teijin Automotive Technologies Facilities Recognized for Excellence in Environmental, Health & Safety Practices

Auburn Hills, Michigan – March 30, 2023 — Teijin Automotive Technologies today announced the winners of its 2022 Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Awards program. The 2022 winners are:

EH&S Sustainability Awards

  • Lenoir, North Carolina
  • Pouancé, France
  • Sarepta, Louisiana
  • Tijuana, Baja California, México

Most Improved EH&S Program, small facility – Manchester, Michigan

Most Improved EH&S Program, large facility – Conneaut, Ohio

Best EH&S Program, small facility – Leça do Balio, Portugal

Best EH&S Program, large facility – Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

These facilities were selected from Teijin Automotive Technologies’ 22 global manufacturing locations. Now in its 7th year, Teijin Automotive Technologies’ EH&S Awards Program is an elite, behavioral-based recognition program that acknowledges facilities for their commitment and contributions to employee safety, the environment, the communities in which they operate, and overall EH&S program excellence. Winners are selected based on the following criteria:

EH&S Sustainability Award – This is the top award, given only to facilities that achieve and sustain world-class EH&S practices and results for a minimum of three consecutive years. These facilities exemplify Teijin Automotive’s values by focusing on reducing environmental impact and protecting the health and safety of employees. Facilities earning this award have achieved and sustained excellence through the integration of EH&S management into business operations. 

Best EH&S Program Award – Presented in both large (200+ employees) and small (fewer than 200 employees) facility categories, this award recognizes plants that have successfully embedded EH&S as a core value, integrating it into every aspect of work, and demonstrating a commitment to worker safety and continuous performance improvement.

Most Improved EH&S Program Award – Also presented in both large and small facility categories to facilities that exemplify significant improvement in EH&S performance year-over-year.

To be eligible for any of the award categories, nominated programs must demonstrate:

  • Reduction in workplace hazards
  • Increase in near miss reporting
  • No significant injuries
  • Exceptional Environmental and Safety Audits
  • Implementation of job safety improvements
  • No chemical spills or releases to the environment
  • No enforcement actions during the year to the time of the award announcement

“There is nothing more important to us than the health and safety of our employees, and this program emphasizes that importance,” said Dina Graham, vice president, Environmental Legal Affairs, Health, Safety and Sustainability. “The winning facilities are those operating with a leadership-driven, employee-embraced safety program that’s changing the culture of the workplace,” said Graham.

“Any workplace injury to an employee is one too many,” said CEO Chris Twining. “Our ultimate goal is to achieve zero injuries across the board. These winning facilities deserve recognition for their continued commitment to improving their safety records and reducing their environmental impact while achieving positive business results. We will continue to set the bar high, continually improve our safety and environmental practices, and achieve a workplace where no one gets hurt.”

Each of the winning facilities will celebrate with a formal, on-site awards luncheon with Twining, Graham and other company executives, and will receive an engraved award to showcase at their facility.

About Teijin Automotive Technologies

Teijin Automotive Technologies specializes in the development and production of advanced composite components – including carbon and glass fiber – for the global automotive and transportation industries and is an integral part of the Teijin Group of companies. The company is a worldwide leader in composite formulations with a focus on providing automakers with lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, Teijin Automotive Technologies has 29 operations in 8 countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For more information visit Teijinautomotive.com.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the fields of environmental value; safety, security and disaster mitigation; and demographic change and increased health consciousness. Originally established as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer in 1918, Teijin has evolved into a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers and composites, and also resin and plastic processing, films, polyester fibers and products converting; healthcare including pharmaceuticals and home healthcare equipment for bone/joint, respiratory and cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, nursing care and pre-symptomatic healthcare; and IT including B2B solutions for medical, corporate and public systems as well as packaged software and B2C online services for digital entertainment. Deeply committed to its stakeholders, as expressed in the brand statement “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin aims to be a company that supports the society of the future. The group comprises more than 170 companies and employs some 20,000 people across 20 countries worldwide. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 836.5 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,036.4 billion (USD 9.5 billion) in the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2021. For more information about the Teijin Group visit Teijin.com.