Delphi Recognized for Recycling Efforts at Take Pride, Ohio! Awards Ceremony

Apr 15, 2002, 01:00 ET from Delphi

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Department of Natural
 Resources (ODNR) honored 11 Delphi (NYSE:   DPH) facilities in the Midwest at
 its ninth annual Take Pride, Ohio! awards ceremony held recently in Columbus.
 Delphi was awarded with a 2002 Recycle, Ohio! award in the
 corporation/business category for its innovative efforts to reuse materials
 and thereby benefit local communities.
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     Identified as an environmental aspect under ISO 14001, the recycling
 effort was initiated through the Waste Elimination and Cost Awareness Reward
 Everyone (WE CARE) quality initiative, which is jointly utilized between
 Delphi and its UAW, USW and IUE-CWA partners.  Delphi, with help from Midwest
 Iron & Metal and Industrial By-Product Solutions, L.L.C. (IBPS), undertook the
 effort, which applied the concepts of lean manufacturing, improved the methods
 of by-product collection and distribution, resulting in the recycling of more
 than 420 million pounds of materials over the last two years for more than 250
 by-product streams.  The effort also eliminated the need for significant
 amounts of new material in at least a dozen primary material lines.  In
 addition, the 11 plants reduced by-product streams by nearly 30 percent and
 improved costs in the process.
     "This annual awards program gives ODNR the opportunity to recognize and
 thank the best in recycling and litter prevention," said Ron Kolbash, chief of
 the ODNR Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention.  "This year's award
 recipients reflect the high quality and level of commitment of the state's
 many recycling and litter prevention programs."
     "Delphi is globally committed to reducing waste, conserving resources and
 recycling materials to improve and protect the environment," said Marty
 Cristo, Delphi's environmental manager for the Ohio region.  "We are proud to
 be honored by ODNR for our efforts in the region."
     The 11 Delphi facilities that were honored in this region include:
     *  Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Moraine, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems, Kettering, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Vandalia, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Home Ave., Dayton, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Wisconsin Blvd., Dayton, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Needmore Rd., Dayton, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Kettering, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Sandusky, Ohio;
     *  Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems, Anderson, Ind.;
     *  Delphi Safety & Interior Systems, Vandalia, Ohio; and
     *  Delphi Safety & Interior Systems, Columbus.
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