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Yazaki Showcases Supplier Commitment to Sustainability During 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety Awards Ceremony
June 6, 2017

CANTON, Mich. June 6, 2017 – In honor of World Environment Day, Yazaki North America, Inc. honored three of its suppliers at the 2017 Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier Awards ceremony at the North American headquarters. These three suppliers were chosen as leaders based on an audit conducted over the last several months.

All of Yazaki’s 97 top suppliers in North and Central America were audited and graded on their commitment and improvement in energy consumption reduction, community service, promotion of environmental awareness, dedication to healthy and safe work conditions, and in their efforts to reduce air, soil, and water pollution.

“We pride ourselves at Yazaki as being a responsible community partner,” said Ken Pichla, Head of Purchasing at Yazaki. “A part of that comes from sourcing business to environmentally-conscious suppliers. The Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier award program is a testament to our commitment to the sustainable business model we value.”

Honored for their outstanding commitment to their environmental, health, and safety conscious business practices are the 2017 award recipients:

  • Specialty Screw Corporation
  • PTI Engineered Plastics
  • Osram Opto Semiconductors GMBH

In addition Osram Opto Semiconductors GMBH was also awarded the overall Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier Award, Best in Class, for their outstanding accomplishments across the board.

Held in correlation with World Environmental Day, Yazaki’s Environmental, Health & Safety Supplier Award 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 and increase the well-being of their employees and communities.

First established as the Green Supplier Awards in 2007, the program was designed as the benchmark for all Yazaki companies and affiliates throughout North and Central America.

“Yazaki places a very high value on our strategic suppliers who partner with us and their shared commitment to the environment,” said Ken Pichla, Head of Purchasing at Yazaki North America, Inc. “Together we can affect significant change for a greener tomorrow.”

About Yazaki

Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development, and delivery of vehicle power, data, and display for automotive applications. Yazaki produces wire harnesses, power distribution and control products, connectors, driver information displays, hybrid and electric vehicle products, and sensors. Worldwide, the company employs nearly 290,000 people in more than 45 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for 75 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling, and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki, visit

About World Environmental Day

World Environment Day is an annual event conducted by the United Nations Environment Program aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but culminate on June 5 every year, involving everyone from everywhere. World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN encourages worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. For more information visit their website at

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