The Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association has announced that its Summit for Sustainability in Materials & Manufacturing is scheduled Aug. 18-19 in Huntsville.
Topics at the summit to be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center will include growing industry through environmental initiatives and how effective ecological efforts from global policies to small-scale tactics create a more viable industry and a prosperous planet.
The Business Council of Alabama and the AAMA have a close relationship. In March the BCA and AAMA renewed their exclusive partnership that is based on common goals including expanding and enhancing the roles of both organizations.
The BCA and AAMA have cross membership on their boards of directors – AAMA President Ron Davis is on the BCA board of directors and BCA President and CEO William J. Canary serves on the AAMA board.
The AAMA said that due to new and ever-increasing government regulations and directed local initiatives, it is increasingly important for leading manufacturers and their material to encourage sound environmental practices that promote sustainable resource stewardship.
The summit opens Aug. 18 with a reception. The business portion begins Aug. 19 with a welcome by Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and AAMA President Davis.
Featured speakers include former NASA astronaut and Alabama resident Jan Davis, General Motors global manager of waste reduction John Bradburn, and Suppliers Partnership for the Environment Executive Director Steve Hellem.
Topics to be covered include exploring the relationship between federal sustainability programs and national, state, and city-led efforts, how environmental efforts provide new opportunities and improve long-term growth, and case studies of how environmental actions make a positive impact on communities and plants.