Life Cycle Management in the Auto Manufacturing Industry - A Report from President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development Auto Team 951871
An assessment of automobile painting at General Motor's Lake Orion, Michigan, USA assembly facility from a life cycle perspective was conducted. The Orion Facility produces the new Oldsmobile Aurora and Buick Riviera models. Improvements in on-site pollution prevention, energy conservation and regulatory barriers to technology innovation were identified. The environmental implications of auto body substrate material choice were analyzed. A life cycle inventory framework was developed for paint suppliers and other parts of the auto painting life cycle. An Alternative Regulatory System was proposed for the entire U.S. auto industry that will, if implemented, facilitate the integration of environmental management into core business strategies and planning.
Citation: Mason, K., Dauksys, R., and Cullum, T., "Life Cycle Management in the Auto Manufacturing Industry - A Report from President Clinton's Council on Sustainable Development Auto Team," SAE Technical Paper 951871, 1995, https://doi.org/10.4271/951871. Download Citation
Keith D. Mason, Richard J. Dauksys, Terry A. Cullum
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, BASF Corp., General Motors Corp.
1995 Total Life Cycle Conference and Exposition
Proceedings of the 1995 Total Life Cycle Conference-P-293