June 4, 2009
Hypertherm, a supplier of plasma arc metal cutting technology, has received the 2009 Cornerstone Award from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility.
The award, presented by Governor John Lynch at NHBSR's AnnualSpring Conference, recognizes companies for outstanding work in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).
"Winning this award was completely unexpected because of the high caliber of the organizations we were up against," said Barbara Couch, Hypertherm's vice president of corporate social responsibility. "We went to the conference to learn from others. Hypertherm is honored to have received this award but realizes our journey has just begun. We are committed to living up to the standards represented by this award through the continued efforts of all Hypertherm associates."
"It's entirely fitting that we are honoring Hypertherm at a conference that is celebrating sustainability and corporate citizenship," said NHBSR Executive Director Molly Hodgson Smith. "With a corporate culture that focuses on care for the community and the environment, Hypertherm is a company that sets the pace in terms of doing well by doing good."
Hypertherm was selected over the other 2009 finalists: Antioch University New England, BAE Systems, Stonyfield Farm, and Simply Green Biofuels.
NHBSR fosters socially and environmentally responsible business in New Hampshire, recognizing that people, principles, and profits must be linked.