Our daily goal is to provide the most impactful awards while being environmentally conscious and reducing our environmental footprint as much as possible.
With that in mind, we only develop our products with sustainably sourced and environmentally responsible materials, with the following certifications
We use sustainably sourced woods.
Sustainably sourced wood minimizes the impact of logging on forests and the surrounding wildlife and communities. Sustainable wood also means that the timber is not a product of illegal logging that violates national and/or regional regulations protecting forests and the environment and promotes the responsible management of the world’s forests.
We use recyclable aluminum, when possible - recycled, and whenever possible - sourced with ISO 14001 certs.
We use recycled aluminum for all of our products whenever possible, and when it's possible for larger quantity projects, we work with vendors that are ISO 14001 certified. ISO 14001 certs give assurance that the aluminum manufacturing source isn't using virgin materials, utilizes renewables, and disposes of hazardous wastes responsibly.
Due to pandemic-related supply chain shortages, certified wood or aluminum may not be available for each project. We will strive to use those materials whenever possible. Any alternative wood and aluminum used for your awards will be recyclable, as well as locally and responsibly produced.
Our eco-acrylic is recyclable.
Our eco-acrylic is manufactured in North America, close to our production facility, which greatly reduces the transportation resources required for traditional sourcing from overseas. Our eco-acrylic is also recyclable, and we can provide customers with a source to send awards for recycling to be repurposed. Please email email@example.com for help with recycling your eco-acrylic award.
We are also moving towards using a bio-resin for all our casting and fabrication of our acrylics. At this time we are in the testing process and transitioning to using a bio-resin for all of our casting and fabrication of acrylics. This product is biocompatible and will break down when sent to the landfill. Bio-resin is processed and created in a responsible way while being ultimately chemically inert to humans and this planet.
Sustainable Packing Materials
We are testing the latest technology in packing materials, including protective bags that dissolve in hot water and recycled tape for packaging.
With an eye toward making sure your awards are transported safely and arrive without any defect, we make every effort to use sustainable packing solutions whenever possible.
In addition, our Awardology product line is a member of 1% for the Planet, a network of brands and non-profits working to make the world a better place. We're committed to taking responsibility for the health of our planet by donating 1% of annual Awardology sales to environmental nonprofits creating positive change. For 2022, we've allocated our fund towards keeping the oceans clean. Every time you purchase from Awardology, we donate to the Surfrider Foundation San Francisco.