Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV), which manufactures passenger car and light truck tires in Salem, Virginia, has received the Environmental Warrior Award from the Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) as part of its 2015 Industrial Waste and Pretreatment Environmental Excellence Awards program.
The new award was presented for the first time in 2015 to the company achieving the greatest improvement in its environmental compliance program.
Tetsuro Murakami, president of YTMV, a US subsidiary of Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama, said, “It is a great honor for YTMV to be the first recipient of the VWEA’s new Environmental Warrior Award. Going forward, all of us at the company will not rest on this laurel but relentlessly endeavor to protect and improve the local environment in our business and other activities.”
The VWEA is a nonprofit organization established to protect the water resources of the State of Virginia. YTMV succeeded in lowering its industrial waste emissions by 45% from 2012 to 2014. As of the end of December, 2014, it had lowered the percentage of its waste sent to landfills to 2.5%, and is targeting a reduction to 0% in 2015.
March 31, 2015.