FlowCut Waterjet Cutting and sustainability

September '16

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

FlowCut Waterjet Cutting is committed to the concept  of  “sustainable entrepreneurship” 

Around the world, communities of people and businesses have banded together in the global initiative to consciously incorporate the concept of sustainability in their daily personal and business lives. In the Netherlands, October 10th is the annual observance of Sustainability Day, a day to reflect on what we currently consume and to share experiences and ideas as to how we can minimise the impact we have on our environment. But as the day has now come and gone, it is clear to all of us that every day should focus on sustainability. Increasingly, business leaders are seeing the relationship between long term success and sustainability. Business success through sustainability – also known as the notion of “Sustainable Entrepreneurship” – is a win-win concept because it focuses on increasing both social, as well as business value… through sustainability. It’s a concept that FlowCut Waterjet Cutting BV has adopted as their business model.

“Sustainable business”

We advocate sustainable business

The world has come to know “sustainable business” as a corporate social (and ethical, in the environmental sense) responsibility. Currently, the common focus is on energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint, recycling/reusing, the fair and proper treatment of employees, supporting the community through charitable giving, and so on.  At FlowCut Waterjet Cutting, we are ardent stewards of the environment. Our commitment to sustainability is evident by our actions:

  • In-house water recycling
  • Low waste due to efficient cutting, managed by our intelligent nesting software
  • We only use LED lighting – to decrease energy use
  • The products we cut for our customers often contribute to lower energy use of their end product
  • We cut small material parts that are being used in wind farms

But we take sustainable business one step further

We are sustainability entrepreneurs. Although we have been in business for over 25 years, we have embraced this new business model, which allows us to interact internally (within our company) and externally (with our customers and our community) based on the understanding of how social, financial and ecological systems interconnect. As a company, we continue to seek and implement more sustainable business practices. In fact, the very method we use to cut materials is a cold process technique. Waterjet cutting employs absolutely no heat (and therefore no waste of energy).

And with our customers, we look to collaborate on joint ventures that positively impact the environment and help to create social change – all of which ultimately contribute to growing and sustaining our respective businesses. That is what sustainable entrepreneurship is all about.

So, whether we cut parts for windmills offshore to help foster green energy or use our precision-driven 3D micro waterjet cutting process for tiny medical implants that will save lives – we are working alongside our customers to be part of the solution and not the problem.

What we do today will impact future generations. Our collective efforts will contribute to the sustainability of our planet. FlowCut Waterjet Cutting is proud to be an active leader and participant in a collaborative movement that is not a trend, but is fast becoming the most ethical, practical and profitable way to conduct business.

“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.”

- Chinese proverb -

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