Sustainability and social responsibility are terms that are used more and more often as businesses evolve to meet the needs of 21st century customers. Eco-friendly products and initiatives used to be trendy as a marketing spin and fresh advertising. Now, those terms are becoming a requirement and a permanent part of the formula for success in business.
It’s no coincidence that green products are becoming a bigger part of our lives. Natural and non-renewable resources have a definite expiration date. While the planet’s population continues to expand and consumption increases, precious resources cannot be replaced quickly enough and some will simply cease to exist once the supply has been drained completely. Finding a way to use our resources more than once and in a growing number of ways is not only a responsible effort – it’s also required for our culture to preserve our current way of life.
Hubert has responded to the needs of our food retail and food service industry customers and honors our commitment to respect the environment by offering an expansion of green and eco-friendly offerings in packaging as well as many other Source Book collections. Throughout every department of the Hubert catalog, our customers can find quality products that are made from renewable resources, made from recycled materials, and easily recyclable.
Upcoming offerings include new technologies and substrates for bamboo, tropical wood, reclaimed wood, organic cotton, Ingeo, LED lighting, energy-saving equipment and solar power provided by solar panels on the new roof of the Hubert warehouse. For more information of Hubert’s selection of eco-friendly products, see pages 296-311 in the Fall/ Winter 2011 Source Book or visit www.hubert.com.