Hypertherm Outlines Social and Environmental Progress in New CSR Report
Etna Rd., P.O. Box 5010
Hanover, NH, 03755 0010
Press release date: July 12, 2012
A new corporate social responsibility report is now available from Hypertherm. The document outlines steps the manufacturer of advanced metal cutting products is taking to reach its social and environmental goals. This is the second year the company has released such a report.
"Though our journey is constantly evolving, we made significant progress toward our goals in 2011 thanks to the support of our communities along with the conscientious and thoughtful work of our associates," said Barbara Couch, Hypertherm's vice-president of corporate social responsibility.
Highlights from the new 2011 report, which is available for download at http://www.hypertherm.com/csr/, include: Record breaking participation in its community service time program. Nearly 80 percent of associates volunteered in the community last year, for a grand total for more than 9,000 volunteer hours.
Monetary support for more than 100 nonprofit organizations. A strong need for funding resulted in Hypertherm receiving, and accepting, a record number of grant applications in 2011.
A nearly 10 percent reduction in landfill waste. More than 50 tons of waste was saved through the adoption of a zero sort recycling program, and 13 tons through composting. A 20 percent improvement of our kilowatt per hour sales dollar metric. The installation of an advanced HVAC control system and the replacement of 10 traditional lava ovens to 5 high efficiency models demonstrate two ways energy efficiency was improved.
Hypertherm designs and manufactures advanced cutting products for use in a variety of industries such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, and automotive repair. Its product line includes handheld and mechanized plasma and laser systems, consumables, as well as CNC motion and height controls and CAM cutting software. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that results in increased productivity and profitability for tens of thousands of businesses. The New Hampshire based company's reputation for metal cutting innovation dates back more than 40 years, to 1968, with Hypertherm's invention of water injection plasma cutting. The associate owned company, consistently named one of the best places to work in America, has more than 1,200 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.