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Creating an Environment for the Future
Accurate Box Company has made an ongoing effort to be responsible stewards of the environment in Northern New Jersey and has taken steps to create more sustainable packaging for customers throughout North America. Accurate Box has made great strides towards adopting green policies, sustainable business processes and reducing the carbon imprint.
Each year the sustainability team at Accurate Box sets environmental goals to become a more sustainable packaging supplier, not only by manufacturing products that are 100% recyclable, but by reducing its water and energy consumption.
Accurate Box Packaging Products Are 100% Recyclable
Corrugated materials are recycled more than any other packaging material. According to the Corrugated Packaging Alliance, corrugated is the most-recycled packaging material on earth, with a recovery rate of 92.9 percent in 2015.* By using recycled packaging and vegetable-based inks in the manufacturing process, Accurate Box is saving energy and water while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Reducing the Carbon Footprint
Accurate Box Company understands the importance of corrugated packaging distribution in the United States. Corrugated shipping materials are cost effective, lightweight, recyclable and versatile. Additionally, the location of Accurate Box allows the company to competitively take advantage of back-haul rates without adding to the carbon footprint.
Every June, Accurate Box Company reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to track its carbon footprint and find new ways to reduce it. The report provides data and outlines CDP programs launched by the Accurate Box Corporate Sustainability Team.
- Logistics: Accurate Box’s east coast location and long term relationships with logistics providers permits Accurate Box to arrange competitive back-haul rates to customer locations, thus avoiding incremental CO2’s from emitting into the atmosphere.
- Palletization and Structural Design: The structural design and estimating departments regularly evaluate orders for efficiency. The teams consider the layout of the structures and analyze reformatting options to reduce the amount of paperboard used to create the structure, or to maximize the amount of product when stacked on a pallet.
Forest Conservation and Clean Air
Under the company’s environmental policy, all paper suppliers are required to be certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and/or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). SFI and PEFC participants are committed to maintaining, overseeing and improving sustainable forest lands. Growing and harvesting allows younger, stronger trees to blossom and working forests also provide jobs to stimulate the economy.
For its corrugated products, Accurate Box Company uses paper made of mixed hard woods, including Birch, Eucalyptus and Southern Loblolly Pine, to make strong paperboard that is converted into durable packaging. Once these trees, used for paper, reach their age of maturity the positive effect they have on the environment begins to plateau. In order to continue the growth of healthy and effective forests, new trees are planted in place of the older trees that are harvested. These younger trees will provide cleaner air, cleaner water, and additional carbon storage more effectively.*
Environmental Sustainability Goals
The Accurate Box Sustainability Team regularly tracks and monitors output statistics to evaluate where production processes can become more efficient and environmentally friendly. In effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle, the goals of this team are as follows: