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 2022 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. Since 2021, Coastal Container has committed to setting five-year measurable environmental impact goals and making yearly progress toward 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.
Recent & Relevant
Nathan Hoekstra, Coastal Container’s general manager, traveled to the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, MI to attend the 2023 Michigan Sustainability Conference from Oct. 24-25, 2023. The event, hosted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), featured plenary and breakout sessions related to the intersection of business and community sustainability efforts and how to navigate issues impacting Michigan. Hoekstra’s agenda included: Accelerating...
Our upcoming expansion includes a new railway spur line that allows us to receive our raw material in the form of massive paper rolls instead of corrugated sheets. A single delivery of seven rail cars will replace approximately 48 truck loads of sheets, which produces big savings on fuel and carbon emissions.
The Coastal environment encourages employees to produce meaningful work in partnership with their coworkers. We also push our people to continuously grow–both personally and professionally. Check out Team Coordinator Miranda Steffes’ employee growth story.
Our Sustainability Certifications
FSC Core Labour Policy Statement
Coastal Container Corporation supports the FSC Core Labor Requirements and gives due consideration to the rights and obligations established by national law, while at the same time fulfilling the objectives of the FSC Core Labor Requirements:
- Coastal Container Corporation does not use child labor.
- Coastal Container Corporation does not use any form of forced and compulsory labor.
- Coastal Container Corporation complies with local, state, and national law to ensure that there is no discrimination in employment and occupation.
- Coastal Container Corporation respects freedom of association and the effective right to collective bargaining.
Learn more about FSC Core Labour Requirements.