American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) announced that its world headquarters in Detroit, Mich., earned ISO 50001 certification – the company’s first facility to receive it. ISO 50001 is the top international standard certification for driving continuous improvements in energy efficiency through energy management systems. Currently, only 34 companies in the U.S. are certified to this standard, and only 15 of those are in the automotive industry. AAM’s world headquarters earned the EPA’s Energy Star certification in 2009, marking the company's first step toward energy efficiency.

“AAM’s world headquarters’ certification will serve as a model for our other locations to follow as we are committed to social and environmental responsibility in all communities in which we are located,” said David C. Dauch, AAM’s chairman, president and CEO.