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Indiana Welcomes Allison Transmission To The Environmental Stewardship Program

Last updated on Sunday, May 6, 2018

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) welcomed Allison Transmission to the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). Allison Transmission joins 57 other ESP businesses, each of which is committed to implementing or maintaining measurable environmental improvements such as reducing water or energy use, decreasing solid or hazardous waste or reducing air emissions.

Allison Transmission, located in Indianapolis, is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial-duty automatic transmissions and a leader in electric hybrid propulsion systems. To be accepted into ESP, Allison Transmission has maintained a standard of environmental compliance, developed and implemented an environmental management system (ISO 14001 certified), and committed to a variety of environmental improvement projects.

These improvement projects include generating 10 percent of power at its Indianapolis campus from green power, which is equal to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from 3,000 automobiles for one year; and installing energy-efficient equipment, which will result in a 13 percent reduction in energy.

Allison Transmission has also:

To maintain ESP membership, Allison Transmission must report on its environmental initiatives every year, and reapply for the membership every four years.

About ESP

The Environmental Stewardship Program focuses on improving Indiana's environment and business climate through innovation and efficient resource allocation. Participating organizations achieve environmental objectives through creating and implementing an environmental management system. Applications to the Environmental Stewardship Program are accepted two times each year. The spring application round occurs April 1-May 31, and the fall application round occurs Sept. 1-Oct. 31 each year.

About IDEM

IDEM (www.idem.IN.gov) implements federal and state regulations regarding the environment. Through compliance assistance, incentive programs and educational outreach, the agency encourages and aids businesses, government and citizens to protect human health and the environment while supporting activities vital to a prosperous economy.

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