Our Contribution to Green
For more than 18 years, hundreds of DENSO volunteers supported Rouge Rescue cleanup efforts in the backyard of our campus in Southfield, Mich. Associates, families and friends removed harmful logjams from the river, picked-up trash and removed invasive species, such as garlic mustard and dame’s rocket.
A pollinator garden was established at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. campus in 2018. The garden includes 14 different plant species and is home to two bee hives installed by local non-profit, Bees in the D. The garden supports and maintains pollinators to ensure these important animals stay in the area to keep pollinating crops for continued fruit and vegetable production.
Our Technical Center has more than 45 test chambers that play a key role in bringing eco-friendly products to market, including inverters, heat pumps, e-compressors, e-motors, hydrogen fuel cell systems, and more. Chambers can simulate multiple environments for temperature, humidity, solar, and vibration to ensure product reliability, durability, resistance and quality assurance.
ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION
In 2000, DENSO International America was one of the first non-manufacturing automotive companies in North America to become ISO 14001 certified. ISO 14001 sets the criteria for an environmental management system. It provides a framework and structure for organizations to improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.
REUSE OF MATERIALS
To reduce our waste, DENSO’s Materials Engineering group works closely with our suppliers to obtain clean sources of recycle and identify what other materials we should consider moving forward. The fan shroud shown here incorporates nylon fiber scrap, ground into a plastic compound that DENSO then uses for our final product.
We continue to look for opportunities to increase our regrind and recycle activities, while maintaining the high level of quality and technical expectations set by our customers.