WEST CHESTER, PA, September 27, 2002 - Haas Corporation
a leader in the chemical management services field is pleased to
announce that Thad Fortin, it’s CEO will attend the organizational
meeting of the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SPE) on
Thursday, October 31 in Washington, DC.
It is the vision of SPE to create a trade association
comprised of automotive and vehicle suppliers who will work in a
partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to create a new and innovative business-centered approach to environmental
protection, to find ways to improve the environment while providing
value to the participants and to share the knowledge gained from
those activities with businesses of all sizes. Their mission is
to provide a self-sustaining forum for large, medium and small service
and product vendors who deal with small, mid-sized and large vehicle
manufacturers to develop and share tools, information, knowledge,
good practices and technical support to ensure that the suppliers’
products and their processes provide environmental improvement and
cost savings to SPE participants.
SPE’s Stated Goals:
1. Create a self-sustaining 501(c) (6) trade
association, which will demonstrate that by working cooperatively
within the supply chain, private sector companies of all sizes can
achieve real environmental improvements while providing value to
2. Provide a mechanism where automotive suppliers
through the relationships developed in SPE can collect and share
information, data and knowledge on ways to improve their environmental
performance and, by utilizing EPA communication channels, share
the knowledge gained through SPE activities with companies and organization’s
who are not members of the organization.
3. Implement an ongoing awards program to recognize
leading suppliers who actively participate in and support SPE activities.
4. Develop, as appropriate, specific tools,
reports or documents that address the vision, mission and needs
of the organization.
5. Provide a foundation for future activities
designed to recognize and encourage new approaches in developing
For additional information about SPE contact Steve
Hellem, Executive Director, at (202) 530-5910.
Haas Corporation is widely recognized as a leading
Chemical Manager to manufacturing industries. Haas is the largest
Chemical Manager in Canada and Mexico and the first Chemical Manager
in China. Haas Corporation is headquartered at 1475 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380; the main phone number is (610)-436-9840.
To find out more about Haas Corporation, it’s programs or
Chemical Management in general visit us on the web at www.haascorp.com.