Green Policy

Nordson ASYMTEK is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. With our core values as a guide, we have established a Green Policy

We operate our company and workplace in a way that reflects this commitment by:

Designing and producing products that enable our customers to do more with less

    1. Design new generations of our equipment that allow customers to run higher throughput and yield
    2. Increased precision allows customers to use less material in their processes
    3. Design equipment that is easier to clean by reducing use of cleaning solvents in production
    4. Create new designs  that result in less energy use and longer component life
    5. Design equipment with fewer parts.
    6. Comply with RoHS and WEEE requirements
Conducting eco-friendly operations without compromising quality or service to our customers
    1. House sister companies in our Carlsbad facility (YESTech, March),  which combines resources and use less
    2. Try to be paperless
      1. Encourage double-sided printing
      2. Eliminate hard copy printouts
    3. Reduce and reuse packaging material
      1. Use recyclable materials
      2. Use biodegradable materials
    4. Implement LEAN processes to eliminate waste
Conserving our natural resources
    1. Reduce power usage
      1. Turn off computers, monitors, lights, and other power-using products when not in use
      2. Use programmable thermostats to regulate climate during off-hours
      3. Use Energy Star devices
      4. Use LED Exit signs
      5. Replace lights with more efficient ones
        1. Re-lamp buildings from 60-Watt, four-lamp fixtures to 32-Watt, two-lamp fixtures
        2. Replace high-intensity sodium bulbs in warehouse areas with 6-lamp, 32-Watt fixtures
      6. Power on demand for air compressors
    2. Use water resources wisely:
      1. Recognition of clean wastewater by local authorities [
      2. Use recycled water for outdoor watering
      3. Use water-efficient plumbing.
    3. Encourage employees to choose alternate forms of transport to work
      1. Vanpool/Carpool
      2. Telecommute
      3. Bicycles/Walking
      4. Public transportation
Reducing our use of non-recyclable products and managing our waste with a conscientious global perspective
    1. Use reusable crates for parts (kanban)
    2. Pack with dissolvable packing material, which also meets the International Standard
    3. Properly dispose of hazardous waste
    4. Recycle used alcohol and acetone
    5. Dispose of adhesives, oils and other chemicals in an environmentally responsible manner
    6. Recycle chemically contaminated wipes for use in concrete manufacture
    7. Follow programs for recycling
      1. Paper and cardboard
      2. Make efforts to email instead of fax
      3. Electronic waste (i.e. PCBs, wires, computers, monitors, electronic components)
      4. Metal (i.e. steel, aluminum, copper, milling scrap)
      5. Food and beverage containers (i.e. bottles, cans)
    8. Purchase refurbished toner cartridges instead of new cartridges
Educating, training, and motivating ourselves to conduct our activities in an environmentally responsible manner, not only in our workplace, but also in our homes
    1. Awareness begins with education.  Education begins with the communication of our green philosophy and initiatives to our employees, whose awareness will extend to their homes and local communities.   
    2. We plan to reward employees for ‘Green Deeds,’ which are ideas to make the company more green.
    3. We will educate and involve our employees:
      1. Send regular email communications about new green initiatives available for participation.
      2. Post signs in our buildings with educational information relevant to the location.
      3. Keep our Green Committee forums open to anyone who would like to help
      4. Report updates and progress at company meetings
      5. Lead by example
Advocating community involvement that encourages a positive environmental impact
    1. Time and Talent committees exist to reach out to the community
    2. Plan to increase our work with the local community
Meeting or exceeding applicable international, federal, state, and local environmental regulations
  • Monitor clean air
  • Follow recycling programs for chemicals, metals, electronics, and paper
  • Comply with storm water run-off regulations
  • Use reclaimed water for outdoor irrigation
  • Use best business practices to prevent contamination of waste water
  • Assist our customers to improve their use of chemicals in the construction of their products, while following best engineering practices. 
  • Use packaging materials that are environmentally friendly when shipping our product.
  • Comply with RoHS and WEEE regulations

 2013 Summary

  • General trash – Continues to trend downward and below past results
  • Recycle trash – More trash leaving Asymtek is recycled trash, reducing the amount of general trash delivered to land fills
  • Energy use – Below past usage levels and below 2013 goal
  • Water use – Below 2013 goal
  • Overall – positive results from actions implemented

Our goal is to Reduce usage by 10% over the previous year in all categories