Hunter releases Corporate Social Responsibility report

April 22, 2013 -  By

Hunter Industries, manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting, and custom molding sectors, has completed its first Corporate Social Responsibility report.

Researchers spent more than a year measuring the company’s seven major social and environmental impacts: climate change and energy, water use, product responsibility, waste, community, employees, and human rights in supply chain. These measurements provide a glimpse inside Hunter’s operations and an understanding of what they are working toward as an organization.

The report shows that Hunter’s employee population is healthier in 2012 than they were in 2011, community partnerships are thriving, and the company was successful in returning 3 acres of disturbed environment to native habitat at their corporate headquarters. It also assisted Hunter decision makers to set the goals of a 90 percent diversion rate of waste to landfill by 2017, surveying their top 40 suppliers on human rights by 2013, and increasing their supervisors’ leadership and management training to 8 hours per year by 2014.

The company says it will continue to measure its performance and work toward even better results for the future.

“We have long been aware of our impact on the irrigation industry and the landscape industry in general,” Ann Hunter-Welborn, chair of the company’s board of directors, said. “Now we have an opportunity to improve the quality of our impact on the environment. We not only commit to using water wisely, we intend to make the best use of all resources. This is a heavy responsibility and this, our first report, is our baseline, providing a great deal of information on which we can immediately act.”

The information in the report is accessible online.

 

LM Staff

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