Research

Formalizing Our Development Model
In 2002 our unique approach to product development was embodied in a formal Product Stewardship program, which is led by Dr. Thomas Hesterberg, director of product stewardship and environmental health. Following is a sampling of the program's many achievements.


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Work with supplier partners and government regulatorsWhile we are proud of our leadership in product stewardship, we also recognize the supplier partners that work with us to develop environmentally friendly solutions. Our close collaboration with state and federal government agencies, including the U.S. EPA, CARB and DOE, helps to assure that future societies will have a strong foundation for managing health and environmental issues.
Health effects researchIn 2002 Navistar developed a proactive research initiative designed to assess the potential health effects of the new low-emitting diesel technology that has been developed to meet the much more stringent U.S. and California emissions standards. We subsequently secured a broad consensus and support among industry, government agencies and non-government organizations regarding the importance of this health research initiative.

In 2004, through our participation as advisors to the Health Effects Institute’s Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) Research Committee, we helped to finalize a specific research program that will be conducted over the next five to eight years, with final commitments now secured from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Engine Manufacturers Association and other industry supporters.

Beyond the ACES Research Committee, Navistar representatives have served as advisors on a number of important government and industry science committees, including National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Board of Scientific Counselors, the Health Effects Institute's Emerging Technologies Committee, the EPA’s Mobile Source Air Toxics Committee, the advisory board for the National Environmental Respiratory Center, and the Health Effects and Exposure Committee of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA).

We also sponsor research on the health effects of emissions.

International's low-emitting Green Diesel Technology® vehiclesOur vehicles illustrate one key element of our product stewardship: a rigorous approach to risk management. Products are developed to not only meet, but exceed tough government regulations. By setting the bar high, we strengthen our commitment to serve as a provider of environmentally friendly products.