Environmental Responsibility

Environmental Program

MAHLE Metal Leve S.A. (“Company”) in Brazil is committed to the environmental issues and has devoted efforts and investments to the continued and significant development of its activities.

The certification of the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the Unit Aftermarket Limeira (State of São Paulo) by the NBR ISO 14001 standard has made possible the unification of the certificates of eight plants in the same year, after extensive auditing.

And more than that, it has promoted the integration of a multidisciplinary team of professionals from the areas of Environmental, Chemical, Production, Forest and Civil Engineering, Biological Sciences and Economy under the corporate coordination that has been implementing the system with additional requirements of the international standard.

Company has also been able to bring the suppliers closer to the requirements of its EMS because it believes the chain results contribute more effectively to the environment.

Social results also compose the responsibilities of Company’s EMS, which in 2004 supported the IEF (State Forest Institute, for its acronym in Portuguese) in Itajubá in the planting of 150,000 native threes for the reforestation and recovery of areas with degraded vegetation. The EMS has also contributed to the environmental education in 32 public schools, reaching 4,200 children.

Besides that, 460 tons/year of materials obtained from the waste sorting at the plants – paper, cardboard, plastic, wood and printer cartridges – maintain social programs coordinated by the Human Resources and Environment departments at Company.

The integrated EMS is also aware of the evolution and continuous need for training of the employees in global environmental matters, such as climate change, water and air pollution, biodiversity preservation and the need for rationalization of natural resources.

Such actions, besides preserving the environment, increase the productivity, contributing to a sustainable society.

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