Sustainability

Essex Furukawa places a high value on sustainability and environmental conservation. Our compliance to multiple environmental directives and regulations should be a testimony to our commitment. From substance control to our reel return program, re-usable plastic pallets or magnet wire recycling, Essex Furukawa employees and factories work each day to maintain a sustainable environment.

Carbon Reduction Targets

Zero Waste to Landfill
Accountability, Reporting, & Governance
Carbon Reduction Targets
UN SDG Partnership
Supply Chain Transparency
Responsible Sourcing
Circular Economy

Overview

Essex Furukawa places a high value on sustainability and environmental conservation. Our compliance to multiple environmental directives and regulations should be a testimony to our commitment. From substance control to our reel return program, re-usable plastic pallets or magnet wire recycling, Essex Furukawa employees and factories work each day to maintain a sustainable environment.

Zero Waste to Landfill

Currently, Essex Furukawa has completed this initiative at eight facilities and is working towards achieving Zero Waste to Landfill at all facilities globally, and within our downstream management operations. By achieving this status globally we can reduce our environmental impact caused by the disposal of materials and turn waste into a valuable resource through beneficial reuse.

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  • Accountability, Reporting, & Governance

    Essex Furukawa has established a Corporate Social Responsibility reporting process for all stakeholders. Through consistent communication efforts we will be able to establish transparency both internally and externally. We created a Sustainability Leadership Council to track ongoing impact reductions, develop a Corporate Sustainability Report and further our commitments to social responsibility.

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  • Carbon Reduction Targets

    Essex Furukawa is setting carbon reduction targets to provide our employees as well as partners with a clearly-defined path to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions as an organization. We believe that communicating our carbon reduction targets and progress will catalyze additional action up and down the value chain.

    UN SDG Partnership

    Essex Furukawa has aligned its sustainability efforts through its parent company, Superior Essex, with those of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, committing to 12 out of the 17 UN SDG’s. This partnership will enable our organization to identify common purposes and opportunities for action with other entities, while collaborating to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.

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  • Supply Chain Transparency

    Essex Furukawa will hold itself accountable to understanding the environmental and societal impacts of our supply chain, both downstream and upstream, and communicate this knowledge internally and externally. Our team is mapping the supply chain, collecting information on practices and performance as well as investigating potential risks, opportunities for improvement, and information gaps.

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  • Responsible Sourcing

    Essex Furukawa is focused on the responsible sourcing of materials used in our manufacturing processes, including that of copper. This approach is one that is actively conscious about procuring products in ethical, sustainable and socially conscious ways. We’re currently in the process of assessing how to responsibly source materials and are actively pursuing sustainable options.

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  • Circular Economy

    Essex Furukawa looks at a circular economy as an economic system that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. We feel that aligning the pillars of our Vision will naturally create this system that improves the life cycle of our products, contributes to our carbon reduction goals, and aligns with our customer values.

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    85%

    Water Conservation

    To conserve water, our Torreon, Mexico plant sources ~ 85% of its water used in manufacturing as greywater.

    83%

    Responsibly Sourced Copper

    We’re currently sourcing 83% of copper as Copper Mark certified in North America.

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    Zero Waste Plants

    Currently we operate eight plants that have been certified as zero waste to landfill. Our goal is to make all of our plants eligible for that distinction.

    $1,500

    Social Responsibility

    We match up to $1,500 a year per employee for qualified donations to an organization of the employees choice.

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