Environmental Stewardship


Driving Excellence

At SRG Global, we practice environmental stewardship through bottom-up solutions that focus our five environmental priorities: innovation, energy efficiency, air quality, water, and responsible resource management. Through innovation and utilizing new technologies, we aim to create more value for our employees, customers, and community by improving the environmental performance and effectiveness of our products and processes.


Five environmental Stewardship priorities


Discover new technologies, material applications, and partnerships to create more value for our customers while using fewer resources and improving the environmental performance and effectiveness of our products and processes. 

Collectively, each of our capabilities enables SRG Global to be a preferred global supplier of automotive molded and coated parts. Between major asset upgrades, the team focuses on identifying opportunities to enhance process operations, which helps us minimize risks and maximize efficiencies. 

For example, we explore artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that can help improve safety and enable team members to focus on higher-value opportunities. We developed and implemented AiCheck, an AI algorithm-based detection system for detecting components in automated processes, in one of our plants and are sharing its success across our global footprint. 

We have also partnered with customers and suppliers to develop hexavalent chromium-free (hex-free) etching and trivalent chromium (tri-chrome) product solutions to prepare for the potential elimination of hexavalent chromium in our process. We work to stay ahead of changing regulations and provide competitive alternatives to our customers. 

Energy Efficiency

Continually improve energy efficiency and develop our data systems to help us make informed decisions. 

Applying a stewardship lens in daily decisions is important in all aspects of what we do. At SRG Global, we continuously produce the valued parts our customers need while simultaneously working to reduce our energy consumption.

For example, our SRG Global sites around the world have replaced or are evaluating the replacement of liquid petroleum gas forklifts with electric alternatives. Our site in Irapuato, Mexico, recently completed this transition in 2023.

Air Quality

Seek bottom-up solutions that improve the efficiency of our processes and reduce air emissions. 

We continue to invest in technologies that can improve our performance, improve the efficiency of our operations, and reduce our air emissions.

For example, in 2023, our site in Bolesławiec, Poland, installed a new Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO), a type of air emission control technology. In addition to VOC emission reductions, the new RTO has contributed to a reduction in total organic carbon emitted at the paint line by an average of 89% compared to the previous RTO technology. 


Explore innovative ways to responsibly source, use and work with our partners to properly treat water and return it safely to the environment, in accordance with government and pemit limits.

Connected with our stewardship framework, our water usage and treatment priorities help find an efficient and economical way to meet business requirements while maintaining compliance with local and national regulations. 

For example, our teams are transitioning from reactive to predictive water treatment monitoring, leveraging predictive sensors, control systems, and automation on boilers and cooling towers. They are also adopting an integrated water management system to decrease water consumption and increase the lifespan of our assets. 

Responsible Resource Management

Strive to Responsibly manage our resources in a manner that is mutually beneficial to us, our suppliers, customers and the communities in which we operate. 

We use our best knowledge and know-how to innovate and find new ways to operate in a responsible way. 

A project at the SRG Global facility in Evansville, Indiana, exemplifies our environmental priority of responsible resource management. The site installed a sludge dryer – sludge is the viscous liquid resulting from the production process – to reduce its volume and weight. By removing wastewater for treatment from the sludge, we can transport more sludge per trip to the recycling facility. We have reduced the number of transports from one load every week to one every three weeks, thus also lowering transportation-related energy consumption and emissions.