Protecting and conserving the global environment is viewed as a company-wide responsibility at southeast Michigan-based Shiloh Industries, a global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions for the mobility sector. The company lives this commitment through both the products and solutions it creates and through its manufacturing and operations. Starting in 2021, the company will move its environmental commitment forward by powering three of its facilities with renewable energy through DTE’s MIGreenPower program.
The wind parks that will source Shiloh’s clean energy commitment are currently under construction. When the wind parks come online, Shiloh’s contract will offset the power used by its Plymouth Technical Center, located in Plymouth, and stamping plants in Roseville and Warren. The move will offset nearly 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is the greenhouse gas equivalent of removing 751 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
“Shiloh is proud to embrace DTE’s MIGreenPower program, taking an important step toward achieving our goal of carbon neutrality,” said Ramzi Hermiz, president and CEO of Shiloh. “The program complements our sustainability initiatives, including our global network of landfill-free facilities and our portfolio of 100% recyclable products.”
Under the hood, Shiloh’s lightweighting technologies reduce the weight of vehicle parts as well as overall vehicle weight, a move that results in increased fuel efficiency and decreased material consumption and CO2 emissions. Operationally, the company has a holistic view of reducing emissions throughout the supply chain and maintains a robust global pollution prevention program. During the 2018 calendar year, Shiloh facilities diverted 341.9 million pounds of waste from landfill and recycled 99% of its waste.
“We’re excited that companies like Shiloh are joining MIGreenPower to meet sustainability targets,” said Brian Calka, director, Renewable Solutions, at DTE Energy. “Many of our large customers feel the program complements other efforts they are undertaking to achieve or maintain ISO 14001 certification. The program provides companies with the ability to access more renewable energy without having to install or maintain additional equipment.”
Shiloh now joins other well-known Michigan companies including Ford Motor Company, General Motors and the Detroit Zoo in using DTE’s MIGreenPower program to meet their sustainability targets.
With clean energy commitments from residential, business and industrial customers alike, DTE’s MIGreenPower is one of the largest voluntary renewable energy programs in the country. DTE has additional renewable energy programs under development and will build or acquire additional wind and solar assets to meet increasing customer demand.
DTE is Michigan’s largest producer of renewable energy as well as the state’s largest investor in renewable energy. Over the next five years, the company will more than double its renewable energy assets and invest $2.8 billion in additional wind and solar generation capacity.