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2012 Corporate Citizenship Report


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Hazardous air pollutants

Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), also called toxic air pollutants, are 187 pollutants identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA works with state, local and tribal governments to reduce the release of HAPs to the environment. In the U.S., we control and help reduce HAP emissions by:
  • Capping the emissions for HAPs below EPA regulatory thresholds at each U.S. site.
  • Having an environmental specialist carefully screen new uses at each site to ensure that we do not exceed our emissions cap.
We report applicable U.S. HAP emissions to the EPA in our annual Toxics Release Inventory.

Toxics Release Inventory

TI submits information each July to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a comprehensive database that monitors the release of more than 650 chemicals and chemical categories from various industries.

For easy reference, we have made our TRI information available through this report. Please note that TRI data are due on July 1 each year. Therefore, our 2012 TRI data won't be submitted until July 1, 2013.