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Sustainable manufacturing

We protect natural resources by manufacturing responsibly.

We’re proud to be the first and only company in our industry, and one of few in the globe to be certified Zero Waste to Landfill.

In our factories and product development center we divert waste from landfill by recycling and reusing materials, as well as improving our product designs to reduce the materials we use in manufacturing.

We’re committed to continuously improving our energy and water efficiency, and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

1st and only
communication cable facility to be certfied Zero Waste to Landfill
8.9 million
waste diverted from landfill annually
8 million
annual reduction in energy consumption
500 million
water conserved annually through closed loop water recycling

Zero waste

We’re the industry leader in waste diversion, eliminating waste from our manufacturing and packaging processes through recycling, reuse and incineration. Our Hoisington, KS facility is the industry’s first 3rd party certified Zero Waste to Landfill facility and has been recognized for innovative waste tracking and management programs. We divert around 8.9 million pounds of waste from landfill sites every year.
Since 2014, we’ve sent nothing to a landfill.

Energy and water efficiency

Energy and water efficiency is an integral part of our sustainability plan at Superior Essex. Through state of the art lighting systems, energy-efficient production equipment and closed loop water systems, we’ve achieved significant reductions in our energy and water use in our manufacturing operations.

We’ve had our products and facilities audited since 2012, and update the verifications annually.

2019 certifications: 19-0225 | 19-0226 | 19-0227 | 19-0228

Responsible manufacturing locations

We locate our manufacturing facilities in areas where they will have a minimal impact on habitats and environments. We never open facilities in environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, primary dunes or old-growth forests. All of our products are made in the US and support local communities.

Reel recycling

Cabling companies use wooden reels to store and ship cable and wire products. As part of our recycling program, we’re committed to reusing our reels or recycling them to create new materials. Through these measures, we’ve reduced our consumption of new reels by four million pounds annually.

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