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Questionnaire Results: Federal-Mogul Corporation

SATURN +5 ISO 14000 PILOT PROJECT MEMBER ORGANIZATION QUESTIONNAIRE

Summary for Federal-Mogul Corporation Sparta, Tennessee

FOCUS: Uncover and compare means of managing environmental affairs of the respective member organizations

Preliminary Issues

  • 1.

    Briefly describe the company’s industry and products (i.e., automobile manufacture , etc.). Automotive lighting products.

  • 2.

    Briefly describe the company’s size and number of plant and corporate locations. Federal-Mogul’s Sparta plant is a 140,000 square foot facility that employs approximately 500 persons. Federal-Mogul, the parent company, is a $7 billion company with 250 locations in 24 countries, including six Tennessee locations (Smithville – 2, Gordonsville, Sevierville, Tullahoma, Sparta). Federal-Mogul is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

  • 3.

    Briefly describe the major environmental aspects of the company’s operations.

    • hazardous waste generation (zirconium getter and inks and thinners are two significant waste streams)

    • energy usage (both electricity and natural gas)

    • usage of liquefied gases

    • air emissions (from natural gas process fires)

  • 4.

    Briefly describe the company’s strategic business plan. Are environmental issues a part of

that plan and, if so, what part?

Federal-Mogul has recently acquired Cooper Industries Automotive Businesses (including the Sparta plant). Federal-Mogul currently has under consideration a 5-year plan to have all light- ing products plants ISO 14000 certified. This plan has not yet been formally approved.

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