It marked the plant's second consecutive Commitment-to-Compliance award, which represents 10 consecutive years of no violations of any kind covering wastewater discharge, or for permit, ordinance, reporting, self-monitoring and King County monitoring.
"Kenworth is pleased to again receive this prestigious environmental award from King County," said Marilyn Santangelo, Kenworth assistant general manager for operations. "The award is a testament to the diligent efforts of employees at the Kenworth-Renton plant to achieve and maintain a high level of environmental accomplishment, and is an important part of the plant's comprehensive efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle."
Kenworth - Renton and the Kenworth - Chillicothe plant in Ohio both hold the prestigious ISO 14001:2004 certification for effective environmental management systems established to help build Class 8 trucks in an environmentally sustainable manner. Kenworth's medium-duty products are produced at the PACCAR manufacturing facility in Ste. Therese, Que., which also holds ISO 14001:2004 status.