Superior Essex Data Cable Manufacturing Facility Achieves 98% Landfill Waste Diversion Rate for 2013

Full Compliance to RoHS 2 and REACH Directives Also Attained for All Communications Products

Superior Essex announces that its Hoisington, Kansas copper data cable manufacturing facility has achieved 98% landfill waste diversion rate for 2013, achieving an industry-leading environmental milestone for the cable manufacturing industry. As a consequence of this plant’s sustainability practices, over 4 million pounds of waste were recycled or reused last year instead of being sent to a landfill.

Landfill waste diversion, defined as the prevention and reduction of generated waste through source reduction, recycling, reuse, or composting, has been characterized as one of the best ways manufacturing companies can demonstrate genuine environmental responsibility.

Superior Essex also announces that all of its communications cable products are fully compliant with the RoHS 2 Directive and the REACH restricted substances list. RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and REACH are directives adopted by the European Union which aim to prevent the use of certain hazardous substances in manufactured products. While compliance with RoHS 2 and REACH are not required under US or Canadian law, these directives are being utilized by North American agencies and companies to ensure environmental standards in the products they buy.

“This achievement in landfill waste diversion is an example of the high goals we have set for ourselves in environmental stewardship. It is important to Superior Essex that we not only improve our sustainability performance each year, but that we also achieve performance levels that are considered world-class for any manufacturing industry,” stated Lindsay Allen, Vice President of Marketing for Superior Essex International LP.

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