EPA presents Hypertherm with 2015 Green Power Leadership Award
Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, is a 2015 winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious Green Power Leadership Award in recognition of its commitment to using green energy and its support of green power usage in the community at large.
Hypertherm is one of eleven organizations nationwide to receive a Leadership Award in the Green Power Purchase category in the US. In selecting recipients, the EPA evaluates partners who have distinguished themselves through the purchase of green power, defined as zero-emissions electricity generated from environmentally preferable renewable resources. These resources include wind, solar, geothermal, biogas, eligible biomass, and low-impact hydropower. In 2014, Hypertherm fulfilled 100 percent of its domestic energy requirements with the purchase of more than 18 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green power or enough to power 2,000 homes for a year. Past recipients of the award include Herman Miller, Steelcase and the Trek Bicycle Corporation.
In accepting the award this morning, Hypertherm Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility Jenny Levy said the company was honored to be included among other environmentally conscious organizations. “Hypertherm’s decision to use green power is a reflection of our long-standing commitment to the environment and lean business principles that include improvement of our energy efficiencies,” Levy explained. “We strongly believe supporting clean energy sources is a sound business decision that not only fits with our broader sustainability strategies but benefits the world at large as we all work to collectively address the effects of climate change.”
“EPA is pleased to recognize Hypertherm with a Green Power Purchasing Award for its exceptional commitment to buying green power and reducing carbon pollution associated with its electricity use,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "In doing so, Hypertherm is taking action to address climate change, and we encourage other organizations to do the same.”
Hypertherm has an array of environmental sustainability goals it is plans to meet by 2020. Those goals include producing zero landfill waste, improving the energy efficiency of its global operations by 30 percent, and reducing the carbon impact of its products by 20 percent.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsors the annual Green Power Leadership Awards in conjunction with the Center for Resource Solutions. The awards recognize the exceptional achievement among EPA Green Power Partners who distinguish themselves through green power procurement, market leadership, overall green power strategy and overall impact on the green power market. To learn more please visit www.epa.gov/greenpower/awards.
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 plasma, laser and waterjet cutting systems, in addition to CNC motion and height controls, CAM nesting software, robotic software and consumables. Hypertherm systems are trusted for performance and reliability that result in increased productivity and profitability for hundreds of thousands of businesses. The company’s reputation for cutting innovation dates back nearly 50 years to 1968, with Hypertherm’s invention of water injection plasma cutting. The 100 percent associate owned company has more than 1,400 associates along with operations and partner representation worldwide.