Hypertherm Shares 2016 Progress on Social and Environmental Goals in New CSR Report

Hypertherm’s CSR report shows record results in all areas including community engagement, environmental impact, and Associate well-being.

Hypertherm, a U.S. based manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems and software, today announced the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report. This year’s report shows record results in all areas of CSR measured by Hypertherm including community engagement, environmental impact, and Associate well-being.

For 2016, nearly 85 percent of Associates volunteered, spending an average of more than 16 hours, or the equivalent of two working days, in the community. Of those, more than 500 Associates, or approximately 45 percent, served at least 24 hours, the maximum number covered under Hypertherm’s paid time off program last year.

In addition to its volunteer program, Hypertherm provided support to nonprofits through its

HOPE (Hypertherm Owners’ Philanthropic Endeavors) Foundation. In all, the organization provided funding to 132 organizations, 25 more than the previous year. Though the foundation continues to support organizations in five focus areas – health and wellness, education, food and shelter, STEM, and the environment – it placed added emphasis on two programs. The first of those programs, SHAPE for STEM, exposed more than 9,800 students to STEM through school tours of Hypertherm’s advanced manufacturing facilities, participation in Hypertherm sponsored robotics teams, and engagement with makerspaces. The second program, launched in response to a substance use disorder crisis impacting states across the country, funded programs in support of drug education, awareness, and sustained recovery.

Last year also saw gains when it comes to environmental…

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