WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) today received a supplier award for environmental achievement from Honda North America, Inc. The award in the Conservation of Natural Resources category was presented at Honda's 23rd Annual Supplier Symposium in Columbus, Ohio, recognizing AK Steel for a project at its Rockport, Indiana facility that resulted in reduced water and energy consumption.
"We are honored to receive this supplier recognition from Honda," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "This project is just one example of our ongoing work to encourage recycling, recovery, reuse and reduction, where possible, of water and energy in our operations."
The award was given as part of Honda's Environmental Achievement Recognition. That voluntary program recognizes suppliers who achieve environmental excellence in at least one of three different categories, including pollution prevention, energy reduction and conservation of natural resources. The purpose of the program is to recognize suppliers' efforts in completing projects with Honda Green Factory benefits and to communicate and share projects and ideas with other suppliers.
AK Steel's Rockport Works produces a full-range of carbon coated, cold rolled, and stainless steels.
AK Steel AK Steel is a world leader in the production of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 8,000 men and women at eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.
SOURCE AK Steel