PakLab's plan to build a sustainability program started in 2012 and crystallized in April of 2014 with the opening of our new facility and the decision to re-introduce ourselves to new and existing clients as a value added choice in Contract Manufacturing.
One of our tall order goals was to incorporate all our stewardship efforts, business management responsibility towards our stakeholders, and community practices into a demonstrable, traceable program that could show accountability and create an environment that would encourage our team to keep building on it.
Since then, that goal gained much more clarity, and it inspired us to focus on managing our operating footprint from a sustainability perspective, while continually discovering opportunities to add new initiatives.
In 2014, we moved to create a new PakLab culture based on Purpose and Values. Through that process, we started developing a global energy strategy, a social-purpose-driven capital investment approach, and a search to measure environmental performance goals.
Given the dynamics associated with our growing contract manufacturing business, we have a relatively young record of minimizing waste from our facilities since a significant portion of our materials are provided to us by our customers or are directed buys. But nevertheless, we choose to control what we can.
As we continue to identify new ways to improve recovery and waste diversion rates, we are committed to a steady continuum of improved steps in every one of the areas under our direct control, and also put our efforts to expand our program to include our customers and our supply chain. We do this through sensible education, demonstrating by example, and partnering with companies that share our values.
SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNITY
PakLab is committed to protecting our planet’s resources. Towards that end, we continually improve the ways we procure, manufacture, deliver, and reuse materials.
While our mission is to promote a long-term environmentally-sustainable vision for packaging, materials, and recycling processes, we also realize our customers’ goal to have their products manufactured to meet the market criteria for performance and costs. We regularly work with our customers to our mutual advantage in promoting more sustainable products that actually reduce cost and improve bottom line profitability, as well as helping our clients to achieve an enhanced environmental image.
As stewards, everyone in the PakLab family is responsible for being an integral & caring member of the community & is accountable for the conservation of valuable natural resources. From our beginning, PakLab has proudly been an active part of the communities we serve, striving to reach out to those in need through philanthropic & service oriented programs.