Unicorr Packaging Group is is our living laboratory for working with small and medium sized companies. It is a mid-sized packaging company specializing in corrugated boxes with facilities throughout the Northeast US. We started from scratch with a carbon footprint and waste stream analysis in 2010 and have systematically worked since then to include sustainability as a core business practice throughout the company.
For Unicorr, sustainability is the right thing to do while it also distinguishes the company as best in class and improves financial performance.
Carbon and Energy Management: achieved a 21.5% reduction greenhouse gas emissions per unit of product between the 2009 baseline and 2017 performance.
Renewable Energy: interconnected a 576kW solar array in 2017 and will interconnect another two systems totaling 750kW in 2019.
Supply Chain and Materials: all boxes are made with Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified Sourcing raw materials and contain 85%+ post consumer recycled content on average.
Waste: working towards a vision of nothing going to the landfill. One of the five manufacturing facilities has reduced dumpster pulls by 90% since 2010 with measures that are revenue neutral or positive.
Employees: happy and engaged employees are the heart of an organization. We are in the process of training employees on sustainability and engaging them in a continuous improvement process.
Brand Management/Sales Team: building on a focusing on in-house transformation, we have begun to work with the sales team to grow the top line through focused business development and increased sales volume.