Hunter Releases First Corporate Social Responsibility Report

4/22/2013

Hunter announces the completion of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Researchers spent over a year measuring Hunter's seven major social and environmental impacts: climate change and energy, water use, product responsibility, waste, community, employees and human rights in supply chain. These measurements will provide internal and external stakeholders with a glimpse inside Hunter's operations, and an understanding of what they are working towards as an organization.

The report shows that Hunter's employee population is healthier in 2012 than they were in 2011, community partnerships are thriving, and the company was successful in returning 3 acres of disturbed environment to native habitat at their corporate headquarters. It also assisted Hunter decision makers to set the goals of a 90 percent diversion rate of waste to landfill by 2017, surveying their top 40 suppliers on human rights by 2013, and increasing their supervisors' leadership and management training to eight hours per year by 2014.

"We have long been aware of our impact on the irrigation industry and the landscape industry in general," States Ann Hunter-Welborn, chair of Hunter's board of directors. "Now we have an opportunity to improve the quality of our impact on the environment. We not only commit to using water wisely, we intend to make the best use of all resources. This is a heavy responsibility and this, our first report, is our baseline, providing a great deal of information on which we can immediately act."

The information in the report is accessible to all stakeholders: employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders alike by visiting hunterindustries.com/sustainability. The challenges are clear, and they demand cutting-edge solutions. Hunter will continue to measure their performance and work towards even better results for the future.