Our Approach to Sustainability

As a company, Great Northern Instore feels a responsibility to help the world and people around us. We have the means to make a difference and we intend to take advantage of our position to help others and the environment.


Materials

Corrugate, Wood and Steel are the main materials used in a majority of our instore displays. All of these materials are 100% recyclable. Great Northern is committed to helping its customers identify and select the display and signage solutions that are sensitive to the environment.

View our Walgreens Success Story to see this in action

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Production

We have an internal focus centered on process improvement, with a commitment to invest in equipment and practices that reduce the amount of energy, natural resources and waste required to operate our businesses. Great Northern manufacturing facilities meet all applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state, and local environmental rules and regulations to minimize our impact to the air, soil and water.

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Distribution

Working with our internal logistics partner, the Great Northern team has successfully implemented several initiatives that have enabled us to improve our logistics through more efficient routing, better cube utilization of trailers and fewer empty hauls.

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Use

For those who do business with us, we have a customer focus. We will design and engineer products that utilize less material, are produced with more eco-friendly processes and ultimately reduce the impact our packaging has on the environment. The results of this effort will deliver to our customers packaging and display solutions that have equal or better performance in the supply chain, improved outcomes on sustainability scorecards and have the potential for cost reduction.

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Product End of Life

Once the display has been used for its intended purpose, a majority of the materials will be recycled. We provide our customers with directions of disassembly and recycling instructions to ensure as much of the display is put back into the supply chain as possible.

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ACCESS OUR FULL CSR PROGRAM

Learn more about our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility and request to download the full version of our Corporate Responsibility Report:

Learn More About our CSR Program
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Great Expectations

Great Expectations is more than a tagline, it is an attitude. At Great Northern, customer challenges are met by an undying spirit to doing what others can’t or won’t. It’s in our DNA. And it is what our customers have come to expect with Great Northern.

How can we exceed your expectations?