Sustainability

Coastal Container’s purpose is to protect our customers’ products and reputations from dock to destination. And as inhabitants of our community, nation and planet, we understand our responsibility to also protect the places we do business and the people who live there. We are dedicated to sustainability as a robust interconnection among our people, our planet, and our prosperity.

Read our full Sustainability Report for more information on our sustainability pledge and how we will keep ourselves accountable in our ongoing commitment.

Introducing the 2020 Annual Sustainability Report

After over a decade of operating with sustainability as a driving value, we’re ready to take our sustainability goals to the next level. Starting in 2021, Coastal Container is committed to setting five-year measurable environmental impact goals and making yearly progress towards those goals. In addition, we will share what we learn about successful sustainability measures and be advocates of best practices in the packaging industry among our community partners.

We will continue to report back each year on our progress, ensuring that we act on our promises. To learn more about our commitment to people, planet and prosperity, read our full Sustainability Report.

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Sustaining Our Communities

Sustaining Our Communities

A Broader Understanding of Prosperity In business terms, prosperity is often measured as profit. But profit is not the purpose of our business—rather, it is how we fund our future and make our business sustainable for all stakeholders. With profit we acknowledge the investment of our owners, we bring the best products and services to our customers, we invest in our team members, we enhance our supply chain, and we partner with the communities in which we work. If we are not...

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Sustaining Our People

Sustaining Our People

A Holistic Understanding   We believe that work empowers people to grow: physically, psychologically and socially. As people satisfy their need to grow, the organization where they work grows too. And the more an organization provides meaningful work, the more people will grow.  People deliver their best when they are thriving both at work and at home. Starting with the most basic needs; from entry-level to senior management, all our people enjoy competitive...

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Why don’t you make boxes from 100% recycled materials?

Why don’t you make boxes from 100% recycled materials?

As our industry continues to innovate and incorporate recycled materials into our products, sustainability-minded consumers might assume that the higher the percentage of recycled material, the better or more sustainable the product. However, it might surprise you to learn that using 100% recycled materials in corrugated doesn't always provide the same level of load-bearing protection, nor is it always the most “green.” There are two key factors to consider: performance and...

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Who We Are

Located in West Michigan, Coastal Container is a locally owned company. Our customers know us for attention-to-detail, dependability, and quality of product.