DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. has earned the 2010 Employer of the Year Silver Award by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition (NTCAC) for its innovative environmental initiatives in improving air quality in the greater North Texas area.
“We are extremely proud to accept the Employer of the Year award for our environmental efforts and are committed to improving our business and manufacturing efforts with practices that provide beneficial environmental outcomes,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.
Peterbilt was chosen as the Employer of the Year for voluntarily working to lower the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes, according to a company news release. Peterbilt was recognized for multiple initiatives including reducing lift truck NOx levels by 17 percent, reducing electrical consumption by 29 percent in their Denton truck plant and 38 percent at their headquarters, partnering with Denton Municipal Electric to purchase renewable energy, and maintaining their Zero Waste to Landfill designation status since 2008.
Peterbilt has sustained its Zero Waste to Landfill designation by diverting 100 percent of waste from landfills. This was accomplished through employee efforts, division recycling programs, participating in beneficial waste to fuel initiatives, and partnering with strategic suppliers.
In addition, Peterbilt was recognized for its continuous commitment to improving product design and technology by offering the industry’s broadest line of SmartWay certified vehicles which are credited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The SmartWay vehicles provide customers fuel savings, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly reduced NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants.
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