IDEM welcomes two new members to the Environmental Stewardship Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) welcomes Arvin Sango, Inc. and Marathon Pipe Line LLC – Clermont Area to the Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP). 

These companies join 56 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. 

Arvin Sango, Inc., located in Madison, manufactures exhaust systems, manifolds, stampings, sub-assemblies, tubing, and catalytic converters.

Marathon Pipe Line LLC – Clermont Area services include the transport and storage of crude oil, petroleum products and liquified petroleum gas at 11 operated assets (facilities) spanning eight counties (Blackford, Boone, Delaware, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Putman, and Tipton) in west central Indiana.

To be accepted in ESP, each company 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.

Arvin Sango’s four-year project involves further improvements to their recycling program to complement their waste to energy initiatives towards zero waste to landfill. This will be accomplished through investigating ways to dispose of materials, adding designated bins and trash compactors, monitoring and employee training, and contracting with a waste incineration facility to increase recycling efforts by 153 tons and waste to energy by 89 tons in the first year, with a goal of sending zero waste to the landfill by 2024.

Pictured (left-to-right): Scott Hubbard, Executive Vice President, David Storie, Senior Safety Specialist, Julie Branaman, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Greg Edwards, Vice President of Human Resources, Hannah McMahan, Environmental Specialist and Masayuki Hirako, President.

Marathon Pipe Line LLC – Clermont Area’s first-year project will establish a minimum of six acres of pollinator habitat at their Roachdale Station. This will be accomplished by replacing invasive flora species with native flora species, providing habitat for a variety of pollinators. Mowing frequency will be reduced to once every four years which will increase the stability of the soil, increase the total carbon fixation in the area, and reduce emissions associated with mowing. They plan to repeat this process at the other operating assets in the MPL – Clermont Area. 

Pictured (left-to-right): Mark James, Corrosion Technician, Renee Buchanan, Administrative assistant, James Walker, Operations Technician, Toby Rickabaugh, Environmental Professional, Andy Vaughn, Operations Technician, Nate Fowler, Electrical Technician, Zach Rich, Operations Technician, Wes Phelps, Area Manager, Payton Baker, Operations Technician, Jon Sowder, Operations Technician, Keith Emberton, Operations Technician, Clint Reed, Electrical Technician, Haley Diamond, Field Safety Professional and Brett Hewitt, Operations Supervisor.

To maintain ESP membership, each company must report on their environmental initiatives every year and reapply for 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 ( 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.