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Sustainability

Hunter Sustainability Initiatives

Hunter is committed to providing an ever expanding selection of products enabling users to complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner. We continuously enhance our environmental sustainability initiatives for a healthier and cleaner world.
Hunter Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

  • Reduced server and PC usage into virtual host sites decreasing energy consumption by 2.5 million kWh annually (2018)
  • Reduced energy consumption 20%+ by replacing air compressor units with variable frequency drives (VFDs) (2014)
  • Increased lighting quality and intensity at workstations by 60% with efficient T5 fluorescent lights (2014)
  • Tank-less on-demand hot water heaters in break rooms and restrooms have resulted in energy savings between 45-60% (2014)
Hunter Water Reduction

Water Reduction

  • Water efficient faucets have decreased water consumption by 70%+ (2015)
  • Water efficient pressure-assist toilets have decreased water consumption by 80%+ (2013)
  • Lawn and irrigation controllers utilize rain detectors to avoid water use after rainfall (2011)
  • Circuit board washer spray nozzles retrofitted to smaller, high-pressure nozzles reducing water consumption by 57% (2005)
Hunter Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction

  • Mobile app conversion reduced printing by 55% (2018)
  • Paper reduction project reduced paper documents shipped by 58% (2017)
  • Carton consolidation project reduced boxes shipped by 43% (2016)
  • Recycling initiatives
    • Single Stream recycling throughout office reducgin waste by 43% (2011)
    • Factory and office cardboard/paper (2007)
    • Electronics scrap (PC, monitors, electronic boards, etc.) (1990)

Hunter Sustainability Initiatives

Hunter Corporate Sustainability Initiatives
  • Paper Reduction

    Implemented in selected Hunter product lines, resulting in a 58% reduction in paper shipped and a projected annual 1.3 million sheets of paper saved

  • Green Office Supplies Program

    Converted over to environmentally-friendly products resulted in a 13% annual cost savings and overall significant waste reduction

  • Recycling Program

    Paper and electronics recycling program resulted in reduced waste by 43%, and an estimated 500+ pounds of batteries recycled

Learn more about Hunter's Corporate Initiatives

Paper Reduction Project

The project was implemented across Hunter products shipped, projecting 1.3 million sheets of paper saved over the next twelve months.

Hunter paper reduction initiative

The overall result has been a 58% reduction in paper shipped

Water Reduction

Hunter optimizes water consumption by utilizing water efficient urinals, dispensers, and faucets in several bathrooms.

Hunter Automatic Flushing Valve

Zum AquaSense
E-Z Flush Automatic Flushing Valves

Hunter Water Dispenser

Scottsman
Ice and Water Dispenser

Hunter Electric Faucets

Electronic Faucets
with Infared Water Activation Sensors

Office and Cleaning Supplies

Hunter utilizes environmentally friendly supplies that saves money and significantly reduces waste.

Hunter Cleaning Supplies Upgrade

Hunter's conversion to environmentally-friendly supplies has reduced waste and produced a cost saving.

Document Production Supplies Program

Hunter supplements its outsourced printing with its own in-house printing department.

Hunter Internal Printing
Advertisers Printing Company Logo

Advertisers Printing Company is Hunter's primary paper supplier used company-wide.
Advertisers Printing is one of only 50 U.S. printing companies to have earned SGP (Sustainability Green Partner) certification. The industry standard for sustainability performance.

Advertisers Printing is one of only 50 U.S. printing companies to have earned SGP (Sustainability Green Partner) certification. The industry standard for sustainability performance.

Sustainability Practices

Hunter supplements its outsourced printing with its own in-house printing department.
100% of paper used in-house is supplied by Midland Paper, a national supplier of sustainable papers.

Midland Paper Logo

In-house documents are produced exclusively utilizing Midland Papers. Midland Paper is a nationally recognized supplier of sustainable paper.

Appliances and Electronics

Along with producing custom motherboards, Hunter utilizes approximately 200 printers, 850 computers, and 1,700 monitors.

100% of this equipment is energy efficient.

Hunter Energy Efficient Appliances
Hunter Energy Efficient Appliances Mobile

Hunter's Bridgeton and Mississippi plants feature fluorescent lignts. These lights have been upgraded to efficient T5 bulbs, increasing quality and intensity by 60%.

Hunter Light Upgrade Before Upgrade
Hunter Light Upgrade After Upgrade

Outdated lights recycling

All of the obsolete bulbs and fixtures located in the factories were removed and recycled.

Recycling Materials

Paper Recycling

Hunter Corporate Paper Recycling

Hunter revitalized a single-stream recycling plan which included the installation of recycling bins at over 200 personal workstations and reduced the number of bins dedicated to true waste.

Resulting in a 43% waste reduction since the single stream program's inception.

Electronics Recycling

Hunter Corporate Electronic Recycling

Recycling alkaline and lithium batteries prevents potential pollution and recovers valuable materials for reuse, as does recycling small electronics. Ink and toner cartiridges are melted down and refined into new cartridges thus reducing the cost of printer ink and keeping millions of cartridges out of landfills.

Hunter implemented a recycling program for batteries, small electronics, ink, and toner. Desingnated bins are located in three highly visable locations throughout the St. Louis headquarters.

Hunter Manufacturing Sustainability Initiatives
  • Sustainable Packaging and Transport Materials

    Sustainable packaging and transport materials consist of carton consolidation, recycled packaging, reusable totes for transportation, and plastics composed of re-ground materials

  • Committed to Quality and Continuous Improvement

    In-house quality team consisting of 50+ employees, ensuring all areas of factories are covered and ISO 9001:2015 standards are continuously met

  • No-Idling

    Prevents an unnecessary use of diesel, costs or additional emissions during loading and unloading at shipping docks

Learn more about Hunter's Manufacturing Initiatives

Carton Consolidation Project

Hunter Carton Consolidation Change
  • Reduce Waste

    43% reduction in boxes shipped

  • Saves Time

    54% reduction in scans

Quality Assurance

Over 55 employees on Quality Team

Hunter Quality Asserance Team

All areas of the factories covered:

  • Receiving Inspection

  • In-Process Inspection

  • Final Inspection

  • No Idling

    Hunter established a no-idling policy for vehicles loading and unloading at shippng docks.

    Hunter No Idling Image

    One hour of engine idling...

    • Uses up to one gallon of fuel without offering any payback in freight movement
    • Releases over 20 pounds of carbon into the air, which increases health risks to shipper facility personnel as well as the driver and the surrounding community

    Excess of unnecessary truck idling is an inefficient use of diesel, adds costs, and creates addiional emissions

    Facilites Assessment

    After the Missouri Industrial Assessment Center conducted an assessment at the Bridgeton headquarters in St. Louis and the nearby Maryland Heights Service Center, 8 formal assessment recomendations were made for the Bridgeton location and 7 for the Maryland Heights location.

    Hunter Missouri Industrial Assessment Center Clip Board

    Implementing these recomendations could result in a 1.4 million pound annual reduction of CO2 being emitted from the facilities. Several of these recomendations have been implemented.

    Hunter Transportation Sustainability Initiatives
    • Partnering with SmartWay Members

      Hunter’s transportation partners are members of the EPA’s SmartWay program, which involves companies to voluntarily commit to meet specific environmental and energy-saving goals while sharing progress annually with the EPA

    • Choosing Green Supply Chain Partners

      Transportation partners are recognized as Inbound Logistics’ Green Supply Chain Partners; companies who demonstrate green results, sustainable innovation, continuous improvement and industry recognition

    Learn more about Hunter's Transportation Initiatives

    Hunter's transportation partners

    Where partners volintarily commit to practice sustainability

    These partners demonstrate measurable green results and sustainability inovation, and continuous improvement as they integrate sustainability into their respective interprises.

    XPO Logistics

    XPO has systems in place to ensure all activiites, products, and waste materials related to contract logistics operations are responsibly managed. Rigorous environmental policies are evident in areas such as:

    • Recycling and waste reduction - facilities recycle paper, cardboard, plastic and electronic waste, and utilize an electronic document respository to reduce paper output. Operations also recycles millions of electronic components and batteries each year.
    • Forklift emission reduction - regularly monitor fuel emissions from facility forklifts, taking immediate action if needed. This preventative maintenance program improves vehicle performance while maintaining air quality.
    • Distribution center practices - ensure optimal carton size is used for each product (purchasing recycled packageing materials whenever feasible).

    For more sustainability information visit their website:
    www.xpo.com

    Averitt

    Averitt's current SmarWay score is 1.25 - "Superior".

    According to the EPA, "A score of 1.25 represents outstanding environmental performance.These Partners already are utilizing most of the commercially availale fuel saving strategies and are actively evaluating the latest emerging technologies."

    Since joining the SmartWay program in 2004, Averitt has:

    • Lowered our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by an estimated 27.05%
    • Reduced our nitrogen oxide (NOX emissions by 50.37%
    • Lowered our particulate emissions by 52.37%

    Fore more sustainability information visit their website:
    https://www.averittexpress.com

    Old Dominion

    Old Dominion's commitment to sustainability includes:

    • Leveraging new technologies
    • Training our employees and drivers to utiliize new technologies
    • Keeping sustainability foremost in mind

    Fore more sustainability information visit their website:
    https://www.odfl.com

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