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Pathways to Sustainability

Pathways to Sustainability

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     Credits from our Carbon Offsets go towards helping with the
     Koa Reforestation Project

Printing With a Purpose

As Hawaii’s largest commercial printer with an established reputation for excellent printing and customer service, Hagadone Printing Company recognizes the value of doing business locally. Since its beginning in 1995, it has provided high quality, locally available products and services, provided livelihoods for over 140 employees and their families, and supported the local economy.

“Being part of Hawaii’s business community, we feel a major responsibility in ensuring the sustainability of our local environment now and for the future,” says President Clint Schroeder. To this end, Hagadone has consciously pursued environmentally friendly business practices. As a result, Hagadone is the only printing company in Hawaii that:

Offers customers completely carbon-neutral printing options through its exclusive agreement with natureOffice, a leading provider of carbon-neutral printing solutions for climate protection; and

Recycles glossy paper, in addition to telephone books, as part of its PrintGreen initiative, a successful free paper-recycling program to recycle plant waste paper, as well as customers’ and the general public’s unwanted, out-of-date magazines, catalogs, brochures, mailers, etc.

“Our unique carbon-neutral printing options ensure that our customers can be as green as they want to be,” explains Schroeder. Hagadone, a Forest Stewardship Council-certified printer, offers FSC-certified paper and specialty soy-based inks as well as carbon-offset credits. Hagadone customers purchasing such credits help fund the Hawaiian Legacy Hardwood re-forestation project, a 2,700-acre koa plantation on the Big Island. Customers can track their certified credits using a unique tracking number on the natureOffice.com Web site to keep track of the dollar amounts they are contributing to the re-forestation project, which aims to plant 1.3 million trees by 2016.

“Customers give back to the environment by helping to plant more trees, replenish watershed areas and, through the harvest of some trees, help the local economy through the creation of quality native wood products,” adds Schroeder.

Hagadone is Hawaii’s only commercial heat set web printer, able to print on a variety of glossy paper and the only company in the state able to recycle glossy paper through its eco-friendly PaperBack Program. Its investment in an industrial shredder and baling system allows Hagadone to efficiently bundle waste paper from customers, the public and its own plant, for shipment to recycling centers, thus reducing paper waste in local landfills.

“We are proud to be a Hawaii-based printing company serving a global market from the East Coast to Asia. We are committed, first and foremost, to being a single-source provider of quality products to our island customers that ensures the sustainability of our quality of life,” says Schroeder.


274 Puuhale Road
Honolulu, HI 96819



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