Atlanta, GA. April 26, 2016 – Superior Essex is proud to announce that it has been presented with the Bronze Award by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Superior Essex was honored with this award for its continued efforts in devising and promoting sustainable cable manufacturing practices, including its industry-first Zero Waste to Landfill certification for its copper cable manufacturing facility in Hoisington, Kansas.
“It’s exciting to see companies like Superior Essex continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”
Over the past decade, Superior Essex has actively sought to reduce its global environmental footprint through a variety of sustainability initiatives. This includes its robust materials and resource recycling and conservation efforts, through which the company has saved millions of kilowatt hours of electricity and hundreds of millions of gallons of fresh water each year, as well as one of the most effective waste diversion strategies in the U.S., culminating in its Zero Waste to Landfill certification.
“This award is an honor and validation for all those at Superior Essex who worked tirelessly over the last decade to meet the goals of our sustainability initiatives,” says Will Bryan, Vice President of Marketing at Superior Essex. “We are proud to be inspiring change in our industry through our efforts to become more environmentally responsible, and to be paving the way for other organizations to do the same.”
“Just to stand among this prestigious group of companies is an honor,” says Brad R. Johnson, President of Superior Essex Communications division. “To win the bronze award is an even greater testament to the value we all see in sustainability, and the opportunities it provides us to make positive change.”