We believe that our sustainability initiatives will not only reduce our impact on the environment, but also result in productivity gains, costs savings, space savings and improved communications.
Our plastic crates reduce waste and improve efficiency

Hoffberger Goes Green: Our Sustainability Efforts

 

Hoffberger Moving Services LLC Environmental Policy Statement:

Hoffberger Moving Services LLC is committed to being a leader in the commercial moving industry in environmental stewardship and sustainability. We will strive to improve our environmental performance over time and to initiate additional projects and activities that will further reduce our impacts on the environment.

Our commitment to the environment extends to our customers, our staff and the community in which we operate.  We are committed to:

  • Comply with all applicable environmental regulations;
  • Prevent pollution whenever possible;
  • Train all of our staff on our environmental program and empower them to contribute and participate;
  • Communicate our enviromental commitment and efforts to our customers, staff and our community;
  • Continuously improve over time by striving to measure our environmental impacts and by setting goals to reduce these impacts each year.

Our staff continually searches for new ways to reduce the impact of our operations on the environment and minimize our carbon footprint. Our sustainability initiatives include:

In-House Programs

Forest Stewardship Council: We support responsible use of forest resources by using Forest Stewardship Council approved stationary and recycled paper products in our offices and warehouses.

Sustainable Forest Initiative: Our moving boxes and bins are certified by the Sustainable Forest Initiative.

Office recycling program: We recycle paper, bottles and cans in our offices.

Paperless office: Our goal is to work with minimal paper and convert all forms of documentation to a digital format. We expect this initiative will not only reduce our impact on the environment, but also result in productivity gains, costs savings, space savings and improved communications.

Less paper trash: We are trying to eliminate paper trash by reusing ceramic mugs, plates, glasses and utensils.

Electronic pay systems: We are increasing our electronic bill pay and receivables system, and we now utilize an all-electronic payroll.

Reductions in energy usage: We are taking advantage of solar heating and reducing our heat and air conditioning usage, while using energy-saving light bulbs and making a point of turning off lights.

Programs At Moving Sites

Pre-move and post-move reuse and recycling: We offer services for the reuse and recycling of electronics, paper (including document shredding/recycling), furniture and files.

Reusable book carts/equipment cart: Our custom-made rolling wooden carts not only provide us with an easier way of packing books, files and equipment, they reduce waste and can be used over and over.

Reuse/recycle furniture and equipment: We encourage clients to recycle or donate their excess furniture and equipment.

Plastic crates: We encourage our clients to take advantage of our reusable plastic crates to reduce waste, cut back on labor and improve the efficiency of the move. The crates, which are made of recycled plastic and can be stacked on specially designed dollies, prevent cardboard waste, eliminate heavy lifting, reduce plastic film waste, provide greater protection of belongings, improve security, increase moving truck capacity by 40%-50%, cut greenhouse gas emissions and are cost competitive. The crates are easy for your staff to fill, stack and move around. To secure sensitive materials, tamper-resistant nylon zip-ties are provided when necessary.

Reusable moving blankets: Our reusable moving blankets are made of recycled fabrics.

Warehouse recycling: We reuse paper, packing and cardboard or recycle them at a waste management facility. Metal products are transported to a scrap yard for recycling. We also reuse our wooden pallets.

Group transportation: Our movers carpool in company owned vans to all of our job sites.

Low-emission fuels: Our trucks use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel to reduce emissions.