Grede wins AGCO’s 2021 sustainability award

AFS Corporate Member Grede Holdings LLC was honored in April with AGCO’s 2021 Sustainability Award for its continuous efforts to practice and improve environmental and social sustainability.

“Grede’s strategic energy management system enhances their financial position with money-saving energy management processes, reduces the company’s overall carbon footprint and energy usage, and instills a culture of energy efficient practices in all Grede foundries and facilities,” an AGCO press release stated.

AGCO, a global company that designs, manufactures, and distributes agricultural machinery and solutions, highlighted improvements made at two of Grede’s foundries:

  1. Iron Mountain, Michigan, for the implementation of automatic pressure-regulating systems and reduction of amp hours per day, as well as the installation of oil and water separators, which allow for direct water discharge into municipal sewer systems without the risk of contamination. 
  2. Reedsburg, Wisconsin, for the implementation of a secondary containment system to prevent potential pollutants from entering the stormwater system around the plant, which is now at 100% containment.

“Sustainability across our operations is a moral imperative at Grede that benefits our employees and their families, our clients and shareholders, and the communities we serve,” said Tony Lovell, Grede’s president – head of commercial. “As we work to continuously strengthen and expand our industry-leading corporate sustainability policy, we’re proud and thankful to be recognized by AGCO.”