Since day one, Great Northern has been an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of sustainable packaging. Our approach to sustainability focuses on designing every component of a product package or retail display in an environmentally responsible way – including the types and amount of materials used, the processes employed in production, and the methods of transport and delivery.
We have an internal focus centered on process improvement, with a commitment to invest in equipment and practices that reduce the amount of energy, natural resources and waste required to operate our businesses. For those who do business with us, we have a customer-based focus to design and engineer products that utilize less material and are produced with more eco-friendly processes, ultimately reducing the impact our packaging has on the environment.
The results mean delivering to our customers packaging and display solutions that have equal or better performance in the supply chain, improved outcomes on sustainability scorecards and have the potential for cost reduction.
Aligned with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) principles, our first annual report will cover the areas of energy consumption, water usage, local accidental pollution and emissions, materials, and waste, product end of life, transportation, and sustainable products and processes.