Essex Furukawa Plants First in Magnet Wire Industry to Achieve The Copper Mark

July 9, 2024

FORT WAYNE, IN — Essex Furukawa is proud to announce the successful completion of The Copper Mark Assurance Process and meeting of relevant The Copper Mark standards at three of its North American facilities—Fort Wayne and Franklin, IN plants as well as the Metals Processing Center (pictured above) in Columbia City, IN.

The Copper Mark is a globally recognized standard for responsible copper production making this award a significant achievement for Essex Furukawa’s facilities as it demonstrates the company’s commitment to sustainable practices and responsible sourcing of copper. By meeting the stringent requirements and successfully passing a third-party assessment at three of its facilities, Essex Furukawa reaffirms its dedication to environmental stewardship and social responsibility that was set in place by its Vision 2030 initiative.

Essex Furukawa Fort Wayne is an assured The Copper Mark Site.

Jared Rowntree, President of Essex Furukawa North America, expressed his pride in the achievement, stating, “I share in the excitement across our North American teams, at each of these locations, for achieving The Copper Mark. It is a significant step for our entire organization as well as the industry.”

The assurance process involved a comprehensive evaluation of each plant’s operations, including its social practices and governance with criteria that included environmental standards, community health and safety requirements, equality practices, and employee work conditions.

Austin Robinson, Global Corporate Sustainability Manager at Superior Essex, has worked diligently with the teams, and expressed her satisfaction with the achievement, saying, “Having worked closely with these teams for the better part of the last two years to meet The Copper Mark criteria—and now completing the Assurance Process—is very rewarding for everyone involved.

“Across our global operation, we are working towards a sustainable future through several initiatives and having these three locations achieve The Copper Mark is a tremendous step in that journey.”

The Copper Mark is an internationally recognized assurance framework that promotes responsible copper production and supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It provides a credible and independent verification of a sites’ commitment to responsible practices, including environmental protection, human rights, and community engagement.

“We congratulate Fort Wayne, Franklin and Columbia City, IN plants for their achievement,” said Michèle Brülhart, executive director of the Copper Mark. “The Copper Mark’s vision is to address critical impacts along the full copper value chain. As one of the earliest adopters in the midstream, the three facilities of Essex Furukawa have demonstrated leadership in building transparent and responsible value chains.

Essex Furukawa was the first magnet wire manufacturer to participate and achieve the Assurance Process, starting the process in June of 2022 when it pledged to meet all The Copper Mark Criteria within 24 months; demonstrate conformance with the relevant standards through participation in The Copper Mark Assurance Process as part of the Semis-Fabricator Pilot.

The achievement of The Copper Mark by these Indiana facilities underscores the company’s dedication to ESG as well as responsible business and labor practices. It sets a benchmark for the industry and reinforces Essex Furukawa in its position as a leader in responsible copper production.

 

Essex Furukawa Franklin, IN is an assured The Copper Mark Site.

 

Osnovni podaci o kompaniji Essex Furukawa

Kompanija Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire LLC je vodeći globalni proizvođač magnetne žice koju koristi većina većih proizvođača originalnih delova, dobavljača 1. nivoa i vodeći industrijski proizvođači u sektorima autoindustrije, energije, industrije i komercijalnom i stambenom sektoru. Kompanija sa sedištem u Atlanti je globalni zajednički poduhvat koji su 2020. godine oformile kompanije Essex Magnet Wire i Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., koje su obe vodeće kompanije razvoju proizvoda od magnetne žice i prilagođenih rešenja. Zajednički subjekt, koji se oslanja na snagu i kompanije Essex Magnet Wire i kompanije Furukawa Electric, koristi više od dva veka kombinovanog iskustva i znanja kako bi podstakao inovacija istovremeno se fokusirajući na pružanje izvrsne proizvodnje i izuzetnog korisničkog iskustva. essexfurukawa.com

Osnovni podaci o oznaci Copper Mark

Copper Mark je okvir osiguranja koji je dostupan za demonstraciju praksi odgovorne proizvodnje u industriji bakra i doprinosa sektora ciljevima održivog razvoja UN. Copper Mark nudi sveobuhvatni sistem koji se odnosi na 32 različita ekološka, društvena i upravljačka problema koji se odnose na odgovornu proizvodnju bakra, pomoću procene spremnosti na preuzimanje rizika Inicijative za odgovorne minerale (RMI). Inicijalno razvijena i finansirana od strane Međunarodnog udruženja proizvođača bakra (ICA), oznaka Copper Mark registrovana je kao nezavisni subjekt sa sedištem u Velikoj Britaniji. Za dodatne informacije posetite coppermark.org.



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