Building A Better Future
Our Commitment to Sustainability
Offsetting Carbon Emissions
Creating Renewable Energy
At Clark Associates, we are dedicated to making an impact on our environment and preserving our planet for generations to come. We have taken a major step in the right direction by powering some of our locations with solar energy and have imminent plans to power more. Our efforts have offset tons of carbon emissions—equal to planting over 2 million trees.
Installing CVP Impack Machines
We installed CVP Impack machines across our distribution network, eliminating cardboard waste and the need for plastic filler. Because the Impack system creates custom boxes for each shipment, we were able to reduce packaging material by up to 50% per package.
For A Greener Tomorrow
Sustainable Products & Brands
Clark Associates offers an ever-expanding selection of eco-friendly products, including:
certified compostable items
certified biodegradable items
Our commitment to the environment runs deep. With our New Roots line, we produce top-quality, sustainable products that will allow businesses, communities, and the environment to flourish together. Through our partnership with the National Forest Foundation, we pledge to plant new trees and restore the environment for future generations.Learn more
Implementing Innovative Solutions
With millions of boxes produced from the CVP machines, we’ve decreased bubble wrap usage by over 12 million feet (about the width of the United States). Additionally, we have eliminated the need for adding gripper stickers, wrapping foam around product, or bagging liquids.
Utilizing Recycled Packaging
Our distribution centers proactively recycle cardboard by utilizing an industrial shredding machine to break down materials into an eco-friendly shredded corrugate alternative. 40% of packages are shipped using shredded corrugate, averaging thousands packages per day.
The Clark Nature Preserve
In 2021, Clark Associates’ partnered with the Lancaster Conservancy to permanently preserve 373 acres of natural land in Lancaster County, PA. This sustainability initiative supports reforestation efforts, stormwater runoff prevention, plant and wildlife research, and the creation of a universally accessible trail. Employees are encouraged to enjoy this space located just 30 minutes south of corporate headquarters.
This preserve offers dense woodlands, native grass meadows, and stunning views of the Susquehanna River.
Our short trail loop leads visitors to a breathtaking overlook before circling back around.
adding a new trail
A new trail in honor of Lloyd Clark, a hunter and outdoor enthusiast himself, will be added next year.