Sustainability

Happens Here

Hatteras recognizes the vital role we play as a responsible manufacturing company, while being a champion of sustainable print solutions for our clients

We’re committed to protecting our earth’s resources by utilizing a wide range of environmentally-friendly production processes and recycling programs throughout all aspects of our business, while embracing the Circular Design model by promoting sustainable print alternatives that are safer for our planet.

Green Certifications

It’s one thing to “talk” about your sustainability initiatives, and another to demonstrate a measurable commitment to industry standards. Hatteras partners with a variety of regulatory and environmental organizations who are leading the effort to create a more sustainable global ecosystem while ensuring compliance to best practices.

SGP Certified

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is the leading accrediting body in the United States and Canada that certifies printers as maintaining the highest environmental operating standards.

Through a comprehensive audit that identifies a printer’s commitment to eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption and transition to sustainable materials, SGP Certification demonstrates to our customers that we’re an active participant in ensuring a more sustainable supply chain.

FSC Certified

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is the most trusted organization overseeing sustainable forest management around the world.

Hatteras maintains FSC Chain-of-Custody (COC) Certification, with annual audits to ensure that the timber used in production is sourced from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources, and is traceable through the entire manufacturing process until it is ready for distribution to the end consumer.

OVER 95%

of the paper Hatteras uses comes from FSC® or SFI® certified forests

FSC Chain-of-Custody

100% Renewable Energy

Hatteras has dramatically reduced its carbon emissions by purchasing energy that is created entirely by wind.

Through this 100% renewable energy program, we’re able to reduce our total emissions by as much as 2,800 metric tons, which represents an 85% overall reduction.

To put this in perspective, this positive offset equates to the amount of energy needed to fuel 330 average single-family U.S. households!

100% Renewable Energy

Hatteras has dramatically reduced its carbon emissions by purchasing energy that is created entirely by wind.

Through this 100% renewable energy program, we’re able to reduce our total emissions by as much as 2,800 metric tons, which represents an 85% overall reduction.

To put this in perspective, this positive offset equates to the amount of energy needed to fuel 330 average single-family U.S. households!

Hatteras Renewable Energy Program

ENERGY SAVED = 330 U.S. HOMES

We offset the power grid with the equivalent energy needed to fuel 330 average single-family U.S. households.

Eco-Friendly Operation

Hatteras strives to integrate green printing practices throughout all aspects of our operation. From investments in eco-friendly print technology, to robust recycling and waste-reduction programs, we’re continuously looking for opportunities to minimize our carbon footprint and align with our clients’ sustainability goals.

Sustainable Print Technology

Low-Waste Packing Solutions

Hatteras’ Packsize® on-demand packaging equipment creates highly durable, custom-fit cartons (made from 60% recycled content) eliminating the need for “void fill” while saving our clients money on shipping costs.

2,094

Tons of scrap paper and other waste recycled each year

15%

Reduction in electricity consumption using LED lighting in our facility

30,715

Pounds of aluminum plates recycled each year

100%

of excess inks and aqueous coatings managed through recycling programs

2,094

Tons of scrap paper and other waste recycled each year

15%

Reduction in electricity consumption using LED lighting in our facility

30,715

Pounds of aluminum plates recycled each year

100%

of excess inks and aqueous coatings managed through recycling programs

*Based on 2021 Data

A Symbol of our Commitment

We understand the importance of a logo and the powerful meaning it often represents. As sustainability has become a significant focus across our company, we decided to create a Hatteras Sustainable Print Solutions logo to reinforce the importance of our environmental initiatives among our staff and with our clients.

You’ll see us using this logo throughout our facility and on materials that meet a specific set of criteria – and we encourage our clients to do the same! Using this logo on printed materials means they are:

Hatteras’ Sustainability Policy

Hatteras is committed to protecting earth’s vital resources and operating as a responsible and honorable company.

As a manufacturer, we understand the important role we play within the global supply chain. For this reason, we choose to exercise green printing practices while guiding our clients towards sustainable print solutions that use materials from renewable resources and are designed for minimal environmental impact. We take great pride in being certified as a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain-of-Custody supplier, as well as a Sustainable Green Printing Partner (SGP) that adheres to sustainability best practices throughout our printing facility.

Our Sustainability Committee meets once per month to identify and prioritize our environmental initiatives using a foundation that:

With a culture of continuous improvement, we’re committed to identifying new ways to protect the environment through the equipment and materials we use, the suppliers we choose to do business with, and our day-to-day operational and recycling practices.

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