Taking stock of pollutant reporting and sustainability progress in North America: A focus on the automotive manufacturing sector and supply chain

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Montreal, 22 August 2014—The CEC invites you to save the date for a public meeting that will explore how government information on pollutant releases can support pollution prevention within North American industry. Industrial facilities in North America regularly report their releases (e.g., to air, water and land) and transfers (e.g., to recycling) to North America’s Pollutant Release and Transfer Registries (PRTRs): Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI), Mexico's Registro de Emisiones y Transferencia de Contaminantes (RETC), and the United States' Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). Participants will hear about the latest developments in each national PRTR program and have the opportunity to exchange information and ideas with PRTR representatives from the three countries.

A key focus of this year’s meeting will be on PRTR reporting and pollution prevention practices among North American automotive, bus and truck manufacturers and their production suppliers (supply chain). Since 2012, the CEC has been working to increase collaboration in this highly integrated North American sector by fostering the creation of trilateral, industry-wide partnerships to exchange ideas and information relating to sustainability. At the meeting, industry leaders will share information on best practices and innovations relating to PRTR reporting, green chemistry, recycling, and waste reduction. 

Participants will also explore the latest available trilateral pollutant data, using the CEC’s North American PRTR database, Taking Stock Online. The CEC will also present key findings from Taking Stock 14, the latest volume in our ongoing PRTR series that provides information and comparative analyses of PRTR reporting by North American industrial facilities between 2005 and 2010.  

Stay tuned for registration information and the full agenda of Taking stock of pollutant reporting and sustainability progress in North America: A focus on the automotive manufacturing sector and supply chain at www.cec.org/events. For more information on the North American PRTR Project, see: www.cec.org/prtr.
The meeting is open to all citizens and interested participants from industry, government, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and media. Space is limited. Financial assistance is available for a limited number of participants. 

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