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2 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Regulatory Requirements

Release Date: 10/31/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – October 31, 2006) Two facilities in the Southeast have made a commitment to environmental improvement beyond current regulatory requirements. These facilities join 30 others throughout the nation as new members in the National Environmental Performance Track program.

The two new facilities to join Performance Track in the Southeast are Michelin North America of Norwood, N.C. and Olin Chlor Alkali of Charleston, Tenn.

The National Environmental Performance Track program recognizes facilities that work with their communities, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond regulatory compliance, and have internal systems in place to manage their environmental programs. Performance Track facilities must meet all environmental regulatory requirements and make additional commitments to the environment.

Since the program's inception in 2000, Performance Track membership has grown to 417 members in 46 states and Puerto Rico, and those members have made 1,500 commitments to benefit the environment. To date, Performance Track members have collectively reduced their water use by 3.5 billion gallons, reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 88,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, and conserved more than 14,000 acres of land while helping to protect their local and national environment.

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