We choose to be transparent about all our environmental impact data to build understanding and to drive and inspire action inside and outside our industry. In 2016, we continued to purchase renewable energy credits for all our U.S. Energy consumption, making our electricity footprint net-negative. We also strive for efficiency across all our production and office areas. In 2016, our Waterjet Team moved into a new building that is 40% larger, provides a fourfold increase in research and development capacity, and unlike the old facility, operates 24/7. While necessary for our Waterjet Team to efficiently meet current and future business needs, the impact to Hypertherm is an increased energy footprint. The combination of more space, more R&D labs, and systems like a water recycler designed to save millions of gallons a year, means the new facility uses nearly 2.5 times more energy than the older, smaller facility. For Hypertherm, the end result is a 6% drop in our overall energy efficiency for 2016, and an even steeper path to climb if we are to meet our 2020 goal of a 30% increase in energy efficiency. Still, we are committed to relentlessly pursuing waste and digging deeper to find those harder efficiency gains across the entire operation. Commuting impacts were reduced by 7% from an intensity perspective. We credit this progress to our commuting incentives program, education, and awareness. Our outbound logistics impacts benefited from our new distribution center, which has allowed more consolidated shipments and use of ocean freight. Logistics impacts are down 36% on an absolute basis, since 2010.Environmental footprint illustration

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