Detroit Diesel announces that it has been named one of the two 2011 Michigan Green Leaders in the Big Business category by the Detroit Free Press. Selected by a panel of 25 independent judges, the award recognizes Michigan-based companies that are working to move the state forward in innovation, sustainable development and conservation.
Detroit Diesel’s commitment to the environment starts with its 11 employee-based recycling programs. These innovative programs helped the company reduce landfill waste by more than 54% and overall trash by 30% in one year. Internal conservation efforts at Detroit Diesel’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility have resulted in a 17% improvement in energy efficiency since 2009, saving more than $3 million since 2008.
In addition, Detroit Diesel’s DD13, DD15 and DD16 family of engines feature BlueTec Emissions Technology, which not only meets the EPA’s stringent 2010 emissions standards, but delivers best-in-class fuel efficiency. The engines consistently realize up to 5% or greater fuel economy improvement when compared to Detroit Diesel’s EPA 2007 product.
“From our award-winning plant to our industry-leading engines, our conservation efforts are an integral part of everything we do at Detroit Diesel,” says Brad Williamson, director of marketing for Detroit Diesel. “We’re proud of the recognition from the Detroit Free Press, and we’re even prouder of the strides we’ve made to reduce waste and conserve energy. Detroit Diesel will continue to develop new products and procedures that will benefit both our customers and the environment.”
The 2011 Michigan Green Leader Award was presented to Detroit Diesel officials on Earth Day (April 21, 2011) in Detroit.