GLENDALE, WIS – The public has an opportunity to comment on an application from STRATTEC Security Corporation for Wisconsin’s Green Tier program.
The company is applying for Tier 1 of the Green Tier program, which is designed to encourage, recognize and reward companies that are committed to superior environmental performance. Green Tier businesses voluntarily collaborate with the Department of Natural Resources, and applicants must have a good environmental record, as well as implement an environmental management system.
The DNR will accept public comments on STRATTEC Security Corporation’s Green Tier application through July 21, 2016. Comments may be directed to Tom Eggert, Wisconsin DNR, OB/7, PO BOX 7921, Madison, WI, 53703, by email to Thomas.Eggert@wisconsin.gov or by calling 608-267-2761.
STRATTEC Security Corporation designs and manufactures mechanical and electro-mechanical locks and related products for vehicle manufacturers as well as precision zinc die castings for transportation, security and other industries.
STRATTEC and its predecessor, Briggs & Stratton Technologies, have been in the vehicle lock manufacturing business for more than 80 years. STRATTEC’s record of environmental performance is guided by an environmental management system that outlines the company’s commitment to preventing pollution and continual improvement. STRATTEC’s environmental achievements to date include:
- installing a water re-use system in the plating department resulting in annual reductions of more than 3 million gallons;
- eliminating the use of cyanide and related wastewater treatment chemicals in the zinc plating process; and
- receiving ISO 14001 EMS certification, an international standard for environmental performance.
Future sustainability goals include:
- reducing the die cast reclaim rate to less than 1.75 percent
- increasing use of intermodal shipping to five times/week and reducing use of premium freight;
- increasing usage of water soluble die lube by 2 percent;
- using a recycling system to reduce oily wastewater production; and
- better communicating environmental management system benefits and cost savings from sustainability projects.