Corporate Social Responsibility: Our Environment

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Environmental Sustainability

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We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and ensures the protection of our natural resources. Continuous improvement of our global processes is managed through the MSA Operating System and our environmental management systems.

The MSA Devizes facility with solar panels, as seen from overhead

At our Devizes, U.K. facility, we installed solar panels that generated more than 90,000 kwh in 2018, which we used to provide energy to the facility as well as return energy to the grid. We also have car charging ports available at this facility to encourage green transportation options.

MSA refreshed its enterprise-wide environmental policy in 2018 to ensure continuous improvement in sustainability. While the nature of MSA’s operations consists of light manufacturing and assembly, our limited environmental footprint does not diminish our commitment to be a responsible partner to the communities in which we live and work.

An overturned MSA V-Gard Green helmet with a plant growing out of it

The MSA V-Gard® Green is the first hard hat made from renewable resources.

1,000+ tons of materials recycled globally in 2018

At our Murrysville, PA facility alone we recycled approximately 200 tons of HDPE in our hard hat manufacturing process, resulting in CO2 reductions of 164 metric tons, or 35 passenger vehicles driven per year.

Car charging stations at MSA Devizes, UK
Car charging station at Devizes, UK facility.

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