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Osram Opto awarded green supplier of the year

The firm's III-nitride LEDs have been awarded by automotive supplier, Yazaki North and Central America
Yazaki North America has named Osram Opto Semiconductors as a "Green Supplier of the Year" at its annual awards ceremony.

Yazaki also recognised Osram Opto Semiconductors as the "Best in Class Green" supplier for 2012-2013 honouring 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,” comments Olga Alavanou, executive vice president, Supply Chain Management for Yazaki. “Working together we can make a difference, and I am pleased to honour Yazaki suppliers whose commitment to the environment is as strong as ours.”

From left to right: Marten Wojtowicz, Senior Engineering Specialist, Supplier Quality Development, Yazaki North America, Don Klase, CEO, Osram Opto Semiconductors, USA

“At Osram Opto Semiconductors, we follow a responsible, sustainable and careful environmental policy,” says 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 honoued and gratified to receive this award.”

Osram was chosen for 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 5th, 2013, to honour 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.

World 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.

Yazaki Corporation specialises in research and development and delivery of vehicle power and data solutions for vehicle applications. Yazaki produces electrical distribution systems, vehicle information products, solid-state power centres, connection systems, and electronics. Worldwide, the company employs more than 220,000 people in 41 countries.

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