Heller Industries and the Environment

Heller is committed to improving itself as an environmental leader in the design of its oven products and the use of its technology. We strive to minimize our environmental footprint and raise environmental consciousness in everything we do.

While addressing environmental advances Heller has been able to provide its customers with ways to optimize their operations, increase their productivity, use fewer resources while inducing a more environmentally friendly environment.

Heller Industries believes it is very important to be a good Corporate Citizen.

Heller Industries has implemented systems that comply with the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition Code of Conduct (EICC).

To that end, Heller is committed to sustainability and to minimizing our impact on the environment through the following approaches:

  • Conserving our natural resources & Reducing use of non-recyclable products
  • Creating designs for our equipment that conserve natural resources
  • Educate and motivate our employees and agents to operate in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Conducting Eco-Friendly operations that do not compromise quality or service to our customers
  • Waste Reduction both in our factories and through our equipment usage
  • Heller has never had any fines or penalties due to environmental issues
The positive impact to our business based on the initiatives and programs implemented in our global operations at both Heller Korea and Heller China operations has resulted in the following:

Heller Metric

Q1 & Q2 2015 vs. 2016 (Per Machine Basis)

Electric Bill Reduction

9%

Green House Gas Reduction %

9%

Electric Consumption Reduction (KW/H)

12%

Water Bill Reduction $

21%

Water Consumption Reduction (M3)

23%

N2 Gas Bill Reduction $

22%

N2 Gas Consumption Reduction (KG)

22%

Technology for the Environment

Heller design team is continuously working to develop tools that save energy and that are environmentally friendly. Heller has recently developed an "ECO" Series line that was designed strictly with the environment in mind.

  • ECO systems have enhanced features, like the Balanced Flow Heater Module (BFM) , that help reduce nitrogen consumption by up to 50% versus previous 30" Heater Modules.
  • LOW power reduction features, like Intelligent Exhaust, have reduced electrical consumption by up to 40%
  • Future design improvements, like the Flux Catalyst Reactor, will help reduce nitrogen use while keeping the inside of the oven clean of flux.

Cost saving implementations, to help reduce nitrogen and electricity, have provided up to a $18,000 yearly savings for some of our customers!

ECO-Responsible Operations

At Heller we work to reduce emissions, minimize waste and build more environmentally friendly ovens.

Waste Reduction:

  • Heller works within its organization to recycle factory and waste materials. Local recyclers are utilized to help recycle cardboard, paper, metals and...
  • Recycle bins were installed to collect printer cartridges, plastics and office paper.

The implementation of these programs has resulted in an 11% increase in the volume of waste recycled in our global operations.

Heller recently moved away from Styrofoam cups, providing paper replacements as well as promoting a "Bring your own coffee cup" program.

Heller realizes that building an environmentally friendly operation starts with its employees. Raising environmental awareness globally, within it's operations, has been a priority over the past year. To help reduce fuel consumption, Heller allows flexible work hours avoiding peak rush hour traffic.

Labor Relations and Human Rights

Heller Industries is an equal opportunity employer and are in compliance with all labor laws and regulations for our facilities in the United States, Korea and China

Heller Industries has never had a human rights grievance or violation.

Quarterly employee & management communication update meetings are held at all global facilities

Employees receive on average 42 hours of training per year

8% of our employees in our manufacturing operations facilities participate on joint management and worker health and safety committees

All employees are updated quarterly on our worker health and safety programs

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