This month, the Mississippi Development Authority’s Energy Division (MDA) honored Nissan North America for the significant strides Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant has taken in maximizing energy conservation. Presented annually, the MDA’s award for outstanding achievement in energy efficiency and management is bestowed upon businesses and organizations who have made marked reductions in energy usage and CO2 emissions.
No stranger’s to the green movement, Nissan’s Canton Plant has been tagged by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Energy Start Plant for three consecutive years in a row (2006, 2007 and 2008) and remains an active participant in the MDA & U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” program. Most recently, Nissan also celebrated the launch of the new Nissan Green Program 2010, whose primary objectives are reducing harmful emissions (including carbon-dioxide) as well as promoting and increasing recycling.
“At Nissan, we place great importance on protecting the environment,” said Nissan Canton plant’s vice president of manufacturing, Dan Bednarzyk. “Every day we look for opportunities to minimize the environmental impact of our facilities by conserving the use of energy, water and resources. We are proud to receive this award, which confirms our commitment to doing what’s right.”