Sustainable manufacturing and energy conservation. Community involvement and improvement. Fair employment and supplier diversity. At Velcro Companies, everyone is committed to practicing social and environmental responsibility in every aspect of our work.
Velcro Companies' commitment to sustainability is an investment in our collective future. It means meeting our present needs while preserving the planet for those who come after us. Our goal: A brighter future for our customers, our suppliers, our employees, and our neighbors.
One hundred percent of the electrical and thermal power in Velcro Companies’ New Hampshire headquarters is self-generated. By carefully using the heat left over from generating our own electricity, we achieve higher efficiency than public utilities and reduces our emissions by over 60 tons.
- Velcro USA Inc. headquarters reuses or recycles more than 27% of the waste it generates.
- Onsite 5 MW gas turbine generator includes a 25,000 lb/hr heat recovery steam generator.
- Steam heats buildings and water, and provides thermal energy for material processing.
- Turbine combustion technology minimizes NOx-based pollutants.
- New operations cooled by high efficiency centrifugal chillers with variable frequency drives to conserve energy use.
- Waste heat is used in absorption chillers to air condition work spaces.
- Selective catalytic reduction systems on back-up diesel generators curb NOx emissions by 80%.
- Waste heat melts snow and ice under facility sidewalks, replacing salt spreads and chemical treatments and providing safer walkways.
For more information on the Velcro Companies’ sustainability initiatives, download our sustainability_fact_sheet and learn about our green manufacturing process.
Velcro Companies and its employees take an active, hands-on role, in community involvement through volunteered time as well as donations and contributions. The company offers matching contributions and plays a direct role through sponsorship of non-profit organizations and events with the goal of improving the community in which we live and work.
- Velcro Companies and its employees is one of the largest contributors in the Greater Manchester, NH area to the Heritage United Way and is also participants in the United Way of the Greater Seacoast.
- Velcro Companies participate yearly in the Heritage United Way's Day of Caring. The Day of caring is a community wide event that matches teams of volunteers from the Velcro Companies with local United Way Projects. Examples of Day of Caring projects include general repairs and repainting of a mental health facilities; working with children at a day care centre; pre-event preparation for fundraisers and walks; and time spent at the American Lung Association.
- Other community efforts that the Velcro Company employees have been involved with include: Kid's Cafe in Manchester; American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days; American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk; and The Salvation Army's "Take a Bite out of Hunger"
Fair Employment and Human Rights
Velcro Companies is committed to compliance with all labor and employment laws. We hire, train, compensate, and promote our employees in a way that ensures no discrimination based on unlawful considerations such as sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation.
We expect employees to be treated with respect and dignity by co-workers and supervisory staff and to work in an environment free of harassment or unlawful discrimination. We provide a work environment that is free from forced or bonded labor, unlawful child labor, human trafficking and slavery, and we will not tolerate such practices by Suppliers.
Velcro USA Inc. is committed to offering qualified small business concerns* and qualified minority-owned** and women- owned*** business concerns maximum practicable opportunity to participate as suppliers of goods and services to the Company. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Velcro USA Inc. at SupplierDiversity@velcro.com.
* The term “small business concerns” includes small businesses, small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals as certified by the Small Business Administration, women-owned, veteran-owned, and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB Zones) as certified by the Small Business Administration.
** The term “minority-owned business concerns” means businesses that are at least 51% owned by one or more members of the following racial groups: African American, Asian American, Hispanic American or Native American, and, in the case of public companies, whose management and daily business operations are also controlled by members of one or more of such groups.
*** The term “women-owned business concerns” means businesses that are 51% owned by females, and in the case of public companies, whose management and daily operations are also controlled by females.