Sustainability and the environment are at the top of the agenda for businesses and H&T Alkaline is no exception. As a company, H&T Alkaline is committed to reducing its carbon…
Sustainability and the environment are at the top of the agenda for businesses and H&T Alkaline is no exception. As a company, H&T Alkaline is committed to reducing its carbon footprint in order to make our world a more sustainable and environmentally friendly place for future generations. H&T Alkaline already has a an advantage as our manufacturing process does not need post-plating of the battery cans, unlike competitor can products.
Activities employed at H&T Alkaline include the installation of a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer that uses one of the in house pollutants (MEK) as a burn off to reduce particulate pollutants which decreases the need to use natural gas. Also, H&T Alkaline has installed energy efficient HVAC units replacing Freon use with R410a, which is much more environmentally friendly as well as eliminating our chrome plater to reduce environmental footprint as well as increasing employee safety.
Waste reduction is also a focus as the installation of a recycling system that reuses 70% of chemical soap usage and 20,000 gallons of water from building maintenance cleaning annually. Waste paper, cardboard, plastic and scrap metal at all our sites around the globe are also recycled regularly continuing our commitment to a more sustainable future.
H&T Alkaline also places sustainable thinking throughout the office as well as the shop floor. A rewarded employee suggestion program has been introduced to embrace environmental, safety and energy saving ideas. In addition, training is provided to all employees, encouraging all workers to help with the elimination/reductions of wastes in manufacturing for a leaner overall process.
H&T Alkaline also place an emphasis on giving back to the local community we work closely with local schools and provide pre-apprentice/apprenticeship paid training programs and award scholarship grants to local students.
Although we have a much bigger crisis on our hands, we do believe the smaller changes we are making can add up to make a bigger difference. We believe we are at the forefront of addressing some of the most important issues of our time and will continue to make these critical changes.