Superior Essex is excited to announce that it has been re-certified as Zero Waste to Landfill for the third consecutive year! When the company originally received its Zero Waste to Landfill certification in 2015 for its cable manufacturing facility in Hoisington, Kansas, it was the first Zero Waste certification ever achieved by a communications cable manufacturer. Since 2015, the company has continued maintain its Zero Waste to Landfill status for three consecutive years, preventing over 13.5 million pounds of waste from reaching landfills.
The journey to zero waste status took nine years for Superior Essex and required several wholesale manufacturing changes within the company. The company has also reduced its manufacturing waste by 16% since 2011, and continued to reduce certain types of manufacturing waste such as scrap FEP wire and reprocessed FEP waste by 12.27% and 6.05% by weight, respectively, which contributes to an overall environmental impact reduction of its operations.
“We are extremely proud of the commitment our company and our Hoisington plant employees have made to achieve this environmental milestone,” says Eric Perry, Vice President, Applications Engineering and Quality at Superior Essex. “With products that are deployed all over the world, it is imperative to recognize how those products interact with the environment at large, and to ensure that those interactions are positive.”