Social & Environmental Responsibility
These are the core values of our company. Our company philosophy is simple. Our business is built on providing packaging solutions that our customers want. We believe Sustainability, Food Safety, and Social Responsibility are vital and they are an important part of who we are.
Ice Cream Packaging
Stanpac chooses paper for many of our ice cream packaging products. Paper is a renewable resource that can also be recycled in areas where programs exist. A major raw material in our paperboard is sawdust sourced from the lumber industry. Using this by-product enhances the sustainability of our products.
All of our paperboard comes from companies that are SFI® certified (Sustainable Forestry Initiative). The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program promotes sustainable forest management. By supporting the program, Stanpac is helping to strengthen forest practices in North America and promote responsible sourcing globally.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® is a comprehensive, independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to improve forest practices in North America and fiber sourcing worldwide. The Initiative is based on 14 core principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value. For more information please visit www.sfiprogram.org
Learn how choosing SFI on-product labels helps consumers drive positive change all along the supply chain.
Fluid Milk Packaging
Glass is the trusted and proven packaging for health, taste and the environment. It is also the only widely-used food packaging granted the FDA status of “GRAS” (generally recognized as safe) – the highest standard. Our refillable glass milk bottles take that a step further. Reusing a bottle over and over again saves raw materials and energy. When a bottle is taken out of service it can be recycled and made back into a new container and the cycle begins again. Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity. Glass containers are made with a combination of raw materials, including sand, soda ash, limestone and cullet (recycled glass), resulting glass containers that are durable, strong, and impermeable.
Allergen and Flavor Mix Detection
Preventing a mislabeled or mixed product is critical. We have developed systems processes and state of the art equipment that examines every product that we make to ensure that the package and the carton that it goes in is what it is supposed to be. We have been told by our customers that they have never seen as verification system as good as ours. That being said we continue to investigate new technology that can enhance our food safety systems. We are certified under the SQF level 2 (Safe Quality Foods) program that looks at every component of our business from order entry to art, through production and shipping. This process insures that everything that we do will result in a safe product for the consumer.
Tamper Evident Solutions
Stanpac is a leader in the development and manufacturing of tamper evident closures for the dairy industry with 7 patents in 23 countries and several patents pending. Food safety is important to dairy’s and consumers. Our SecurTec and Tec products are made from LLDPE (linear low density polyethylene) This material is perfect for refrigerated and frozen products and its characteristics enable the tamper evident features performance.
We feel that it is important to be a part of our communities and help out where we can. We help people and organizations in the communities where we live and work. Many individuals in our company are also involved in the community with great organizations giving their time and resources.
Here are some of the organizations that we are proud to support.
- West Lincoln Community Care
- McNally House Hospice
- West Niagara Second Stage Housing
- the FORT (foundation of resources for teens)
- West Lincoln Minor Hockey
- Forever Young Resale Shop
- Brenham Noon Lions Club
- Washington County Fair
- Boy Scouts of America
- Bellville Little League
- Miracle Farms
- Lemonade Day