Plasma, laser and waterjet cutting system manufacturer, Hypertherm, has released its annual 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, highlighting its continued progress towards its environmental goals.

The report covers three different CSR disciplines: the community, the environment and associate well-being.

2015 marked the halfway point toward Hypertherm’s 2020 goals compared to its baseline year in 2010. The numbers in the CSR report showed a decline in landfill waste, down from 221 tonnes to 47 tonnes, as well as just 1.9 incidents per 100 full-time associates overall – well below the industry average of 4.3.

Additionally, it revealed that 81% of Hypertherm Associates volunteered around 18,000 hours of their time to non-profit organisations across 15 different countries.

In evaluating our journey over the past five years, we’ve learned that…continued partnership with our suppliers, customers and community is critical

A press release outlined that main CSR highlights from last year include the opening of a regional recycling centre and hosting the company’s first ever Supplier Sustainability Summit, to discuss shared challenges and best practices.

Jenny Levy, Vice-President of Corporate Social Responsibility for the US-based business, declared, “Last year served as a pivotal year for our initiatives. Most notably, it marked the halfway point on our path toward our 2020 environmental stewardship goals.”

“In evaluating our journey over the past five years, we’ve learned that although our organisation is transformed by this work, continued partnership with our suppliers, customers and community is critical.”

Hypertherm csr report 2015

Hypertherm CSR report 2015