​Another key measure of environmental conservation can be tracked via Federal-Mogul’s global water usage summary. This is the amount of fresh water utilized in production of parts and cooling, a critical element in the powertrain component production process.

Behavioral changes including the preparation of water management plans to determine water balances, establishing requirements for water shut-off and various visual controls to reduce water use, as well as improving management of processes to detect and correct water leaks have been established at our facilities.

Additionally, Federal-Mogul Powertrain has implemented activities to reuse or recycle cooling water, grey water, water from floor scrubbers, parts washers water, and actions to improve process efficiency to reduce water use, such as purchase of new barrels used in the phosphating process to reduce drag out (and loss) of water. 

Since 2013, we’ve reduced our fresh water usage by nearly 10%. To this day, we continue to track data and seek solutions to reuse water at our facilities to reduce our reliance on freshwater withdrawal. 

Further, in 2017 we surpassed our target to achieve a 3% reduction in water use, normalized by hours worked, by 2019 as compared to 2016 baseline levels.

Our Commitment

Federal-Mogul Powertrain remains steadfast in its mission of engineering and manufacturing products that reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, all in a sustainable manner. These same principles apply to many of the facilities located around the globe. “Finding ways to reduce the environmental footprint of each facility is critical. We are committed to working within the communities we serve to provide safe, clean facilities that improve the quality of life there,” said Mark Bauer, director, EHS, Federal-Mogul Powertrain.

A recent demonstration of this is the company’s El Paso, Texas systems protection facility, which received a certificate of excellence from the El Paso Water Utility for its commitment to environmental compliance. The facility is in compliance with all of the requirements of the El Paso industrial pretreatment program for the fifth consecutive year.

Across the world in Patiala, India, the rings and liners facility there received a first place honor in the Northern Region Inter-Industry Competition on EHS Management, an award that acknowledges best practices in EHS standards.  Federal-Mogul Powertrain was honored, along with the region’s top 20 participating companies, including Tata Motors, Mahindra, Bosch and Denso, among others. The company was recognized for its excellence in the following areas:

  • Water conservation measures
  • Waste management and hazardous waste minimization programs
  • Ongoing recycling initiatives
  • Green environment / energy projects designed to reduce GHG emissions