SAO PAULO -- Volkswagen AG’s plant in Taubate, Sao Paulo state, is the first within the German group here to earn an ISAO-14001 environmental ating. The Taubate facility employs 6,500 workers and produces 970 vehicles per day. The certification process began last year after implementation of the environmental management system, which cost $4.5 million. Included in that is a gas incineration system, that transforms solvents and paints into odorless gas and steam. Fuel oil has been ...

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