Summit Sustainability Director Puts His Finger on the Pulse of Auto Industry

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John Hoekstra led training at AIAG’s Greenhouse Gas and Emissions Rollout

On June 8, Summit Energy Services’ sustainability director John Hoekstra led a presentation at the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAIG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Rollout event in Southfield, MI.

Because auto manufacturers want to understand the total carbon footprint of their vehicles, many of them have sent surveys to their Tier 1 supply chain this year requesting Scope 1 and 2 emissions. The AIAG created a working group of Tier 1 suppliers and auto manufacturers to develop a standardized GHG emissions reporting tool, OHS-11. To assist Tier 1 suppliers in understanding how to properly complete the form, AIAG held this one day on-site training session, and Hoekstra was selected as a lead trainer.

Hoekstra led a sold-out session on: how to identify organizational and operational boundaries; emission factors; data sources; Management Accounting Process (MAP); and QA/QC processes, using web-based solutions to support them.

An auto manufacturer in attendance said, “John's mastery of the material and ability to keep the attendees continuously engaged on a highly complex topic made the training a real success." Another commented, “It was evident that John was a true subject matter expert on the topic of greenhouse gases. He was an excellent speaker, kept the audience engaged and took time to answer participants’ questions."

“I was thrilled to present at the AIAG rollout event,” Hoekstra said. “Emissions reporting is at the forefront of automaker’s minds today, and we at Summit deal with the challenges our auto clients face in this area every day. This was a perfect venue to share what we have learned about OHS-11.”

The presentation is now available as webcast. Register online at https://www.aiag.org or call (248) 358-3003.
About Summit Energy
Summit Energy provides energy management and sustainability services for businesses in a wide range of industries. Summit manages more than $20 billion in annualized energy spend for more than 650 clients and thousands of facilities worldwide. Summit leads companies to cost-effective strategies by providing energy procurement, sustainability consulting, energy risk management, rate analysis and demand response services. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., with a team of more than 350 employees, Summit has additional offices in the United States, as well as in Europe and Mexico.

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