In 2017 and 2018, Hexcel Burlington (Washington State) received the annual Platinum Award for the Northwest Clean Air Agency’s Partners for Clean Air program. The Platinum award is the agency’s top honor for work that businesses and organizations do to protect and improve air quality. The agency called out Hexcel's Energy Tigers program which has resulted in significant reductions in energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. The Energy Tiger team is an employee task force within the Hexcel supply chain group that develops plans to significantly reduce Hexcel’s energy use and overall costs. The team created an online “toolbox” for plant managers and others to share their ideas and successes in improving energy efficiency.
In 2017 and 2018, Hexcel Kent (Washington State) received Leader Level recognition from the multi-state EnviroStars program which provides recognition to businesses for reducing hazardous waste. Hexcel Kent site was recognized by King County as one of the Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and by the City of Kent as Green Business of the Year in 2013. Best Workplace businesses show exceptional commitment to recycling and reducing the amount of waste their company sends to the landfill. Hexcel Kent recycles about 80% of its solid waste by volume and sends 75% of hazardous waste to “waste to energy” reuse programs.
In 2016, the Utah Association of Energy Users (UAE) honored Hexcel with its Outstanding Leadership in Energy Efficiency and Conservation award for a project on air dampers that reduced natural gas consumption at its Salt Lake City plant by 32,166 MCF per year. Hexcel also was recognized for reducing transportation emissions equal to removing the annual emissions from 2,502 passenger vehicles.
In 2016, Hexcel Seguin (Texas) was awarded the Highly Protected Risk Award by FM Global, recognizing achievements in loss prevention.
Vestas awarded Hexcel with its 2015 Bronze Award for its Quality Performance, Development Ability and Extraordinary Efforts in Co-development and Support for Hybrid Technology. Hexcel was commended for the hybrid concept for SST blades by developing an advanced system which combines the advantages of infusion and prepreg in a hybrid blade design.
Hexcel was one of two companies chosen to appear in a video documentary on environmentally responsible investments, produced by Nordea Investment Management and shown at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. Click to view Convenient Choices in our Video Gallery.