Environmental Management System (EMS)
Dana is committed to environmental protection as outlined in our global Standards of Business Conduct, which emphasize our view that a profitable industrial enterprise and respect for the environment are mutually achievable objectives. Dana’s Environmental Management System (EMS) evaluates social and financial impacts in addition to environmental impact to ensure we are considering sustainability for all stakeholders, including customers, shareholders, employees, suppliers, governmental agencies, and neighbors.
As the cornerstone of Dana’s EMS, the Environmental Policy commits to:
- Efficient natural resource consumption and pollution prevention - Dana operations conduct focused workshops to map manufacturing processes; assess inputs into the processes in terms of environmental solids, water, energy, air emissions, and toxics (chemicals); and challenge existing processes to remove, reduce, reuse, and/or recycle the process outputs to remove costs and minimize the associated environmental footprint.
- Compliance with applicable rules and regulations - Dana operations undergo a rigorous internal environmental compliance assessment to review federal, state, provincial, and local requirements, as well as a robust internal corrective action system to remediate any deficiencies identified within the assessment.
- Conformance to customer and company expectations - Dana manufacturing and assembly operations are required to obtain and maintain a certificated ISO 14001 EMS that includes pertinent EMS risk/opportunity assessments, operational control documentation, awareness and training, internal audits, management review, and external verification assessments.
Dana’s EMS provides the framework for contributing to environmental sustainability in three key areas: reducing water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste disposed to landfills. These expectations are cascaded to our top suppliers. Dana has also emphasized the importance of implementing ISO 14001 certifications.