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Supporting the Industry

Service is one of our "core values" at The HC Companies. We serve our customers, team members, the communities in which we operate, and our industry with information and inspiration to help us all grow together.

Product Credibility

Accreditation and inclusion in these professional organizations adds credibility to your product offerings by a respected third-party source, especially given that organizations today are frequently overwhelmed with more choices than ever before. The HC Companies is proud to be a recognized partner of the following organizations.

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Certifications & Associations

USDA BioPreferred® Program

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label is designed to provide helpful information to consumers about the product's biobased content. The label assures a consumer that the product contains a USDA-verified amount of renewable biological ingredients. Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. Biobased products generally provide an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products and include various offerings such as lubricants, detergents, inks, fertilizers, containers, and bioplastics.

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How2Recycle is a standardized labeling system that clearly communicates recycling instructions to the public. It involves a coalition of forward thinking brands who want their packaging to be recycled and are empowering consumers through smart packaging labels.

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Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The mission of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, a member-based collaborative, is to make packaging more sustainable by bringing stakeholders together to create actionable improvements in packaging inclusive of all materials, all supply chain positions, and all industry, academic, and government stakeholders.

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Supporting Special Interests

Professional organizations play an invaluable role in advancing and supporting special interests based on a particular industry, profession, or cause. They encourage and often facilitate timely and applicable communications, inspire innovation, and unite individuals and organizations who share a common overall goal for the betterment of society.

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