Automotive supplier Yazaki North America names Osram Opto Semiconductors Green Supplier of the Year

June 20, 2013
Date Announced: 20 Jun 2013 Top automotive supplier Yazaki North America named Osram Opto Semiconductors as a Green Supplier of the Year at its annual awards ceremony. Yazaki also recognized Osram Opto Semiconductors as the Best in Class Green supplier for 2012-2013 honoring them with both awards of excellence. Osram was chosen from Yazaki's top 103 suppliers in North and Central America."Yazaki's Green Supplier of the Year program is another way that we reinforce our commitment to helping create a society capable of sustainable development," said Olga Alavanou, executive vice president, Supply Chain Management for Yazaki. "Working together we can make a difference, and I am pleased to honor Yazaki suppliers whose commitment to the environment is as strong as ours.""At Osram Opto Semiconductors, we follow a responsible, sustainable and careful environmental policy," said Frank Tillner, chief operating officer, Osram Opto Semiconductors. "Our programs to save energy, protect water and avoid chemical waste are improving every day... not only in production, but also within our products. We are honored and gratified to receive this award."Osram was chosen for the award in recognition of its significant contributions to the preservation of the environment through its manufacturing, production, and delivery processes and the fact that it has exceeded other companies in its effort to reduce impact on the environment.Held on June 5, 2013, to honor World Environment Day, the Yazaki Green Supplier of the Year program was established in 2007 as the benchmark for all Yazaki companies and affiliates throughout North and Central America.About Osram Opto SemiconductorsOsram GmbH of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. Its subsidiary, Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH in Regensburg (Germany), offers its customers solutions based on semiconductor technology for lighting, sensor and visualization applications. Osram Opto Semiconductors has production sites in Regensburg (Germany) and Penang (Malaysia). Its headquarters for North America is in Sunnyvale (USA), and for Asia in Hong Kong. Osram Opto Semiconductors also has sales offices throughout the world. For more information go to YazakiYazaki Corporation is a global leader in the research, development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for vehicle applications. Yazaki produces electrical distribution systems, vehicle information products, solid-state power centers, connection systems, and electronics. Worldwide, the company employs more than 220,000 people in 41 countries. Yazaki has been committed to the preservation of the environment for more than 70 years. The company continues this commitment today through the development of advanced electric components for hybrid electric vehicles, the promotion of recycling and the efficient use of resources. For more information about Yazaki North America, Inc. and its vision for a greener tomorrow, log onto World Environment DayWorld Environment Day is an annual event conducted by the United Nations Environment Program aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but climax on June 5 every year, involving everyone from everywhere. World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. For more information visit their website at

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