07.27.2013 Sustainability Through Our Carbon BMC, Life Cycle Tool, and Woodlands Carbon
The Carbon BMCTM is Box+FoamTM’s guarantee that a packaging system – the box or the box and the innerpack – have been voluntarily carbon offset using verified carbon credits from Northwest forests. This a unique way to provide a balance between the carbon used in the manufacturing of the packaging and the forests that absorb that carbon. This means that we have effectively negated the impact of our packaging on the carbon cycle.
Life Cycle Tool
The Life Cycle Tool program uses raw data from material producers and other sources to predict the amount of fossil fuels, water consumption, mineral consumption, biotic resources, greenhouse gasses, aquatic toxicity, eutrophication, and the human impact of producing the materials used for packaging. With this information, Box+FoamTM can benchmark and then engineer solutions that reduce our dependency on critical resources. This reduction will lead to less environmental impact.
Woodlands Carbon provides forest carbon offsets from certified* family-owned woodlands in the Pacific Northwest. These offsets are backed by the landowner’s commitment to long-term sustainable management practices and validated through a third-party verification firm.
06.01.2013 Environmental Statement of Values
Environmental Statement of Values
BOX+FOAMTM makes a promise of environmental sustainability to our customers and our community. Acting on that promise is the foundation of our environmental values.
We are accountable for every environmental choice that we make. We hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards, acknowledging the trust and confidence our customers have placed in us by choosing our sustainable products and services over those of our competition.
We view sustainability as a measurable and manageable part of our product engineering, our manufacturing objectives, and our business values. We strive for sustainable solutions that address our customer’s needs and those of our community.
BOX+FOAMTM has been a historical leader in engineering packaging solutions. Our engineering team will continue to provide innovative products, advanced manufacturing processes, and groundbreaking opportunities in sustainability.
Always eager to provide products as our customers need them, we will always respond effectively and quickly to our customer’s demands. Our customers have a choice of vendors and it is our job to constantly reaffirm that they have made an outstanding choice.
We firmly believe that the methods of continuous improvement are vital to our efforts in sustainable packaging. From voluntary carbon offsets to innovative sustainable designs, BOX+FOAMTM will mortar continuous improvement methodology into every aspect of our efforts. Continuously improving our processes is how we adapt to the constant challenges of our changing environment.
01.10.2013 + Quality Mission Statement
Quality is central to everything we do here at Box+Foam. Our Company produces the highest quality graphics packaging available to the corrugated marketplace. Our precision engineered boxes are designed and produced to perform to customer expectations. Having the opportunity to be in the corrugated box industry for over 30 years, I have seen many changes. However, the one thing that has always been constant is that making quality boxes for our customers is the number one priority. Quality control (QC) is a procedure, or set of procedures, intended to ensure that a manufactured product meets a set of quality criteria or exceeds the requirements of our customer.Our work in process on the floor is to continually check and monitor all the important factor of the box and die cutting process. Our waste percentage is very low, and our attention to detail in every department guarantees consistency from run to run. Every employee has the right and responsibility to stop the work process if they see unacceptable quality and to take corrective action.No one wants problems with their packaging, but when issues arise we are poised to attack their root causes and deliver effective corrective actions. Box &Foam employs a complaint collection tools, problem-solving skills, root-cause analysis and corrective action programs to give you the confidence you require from your packaging provider. We evaluate these processes through a standardized scorecard that tracks performance over time.We are committed to quality because we understand your needs. Our rigorous process touches every facet of the operation, from senior managers to line machinery operators; when issues arise we don’t rest until they are corrected and procedures are in place to stop them from happening again. Quality is driven through our organization by the adoption of best practices we identify and share among ourselves.