In a ceremony on May 31, 2012, at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace, honoring the best and brightest in Hawaii’s business and community, Hagadone received the 2012 “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” from Pacific Edge Magazine.
We are honored and humbled to be recognized for what we considered an extremely important effort here in the community of Kalihi where we work – saving Pu’uhale Elementary School,” said Hagadone President Clint Schroeder. “And we’re grateful to Pacific Edge for shining a spotlight on the other areas we have focused on for giving back to Hawaii: recycling, reforestation and other operations that show our commitment to protecting the ‘āina.
Schroeder stressed that Hagadone’s idea of giving back goes further than just cutting a check. The company firmly believes in supporting Hawaii’s community, causes and organizations, and it established a rubric for determining which causes it will get behind. Hagadone calls it the three Pillars of Excellence: education, literacy and the arts.
In singling out Hagadone for this award, Pacific Edge Magazine also credited Hagadone for its operations that are both clean and green.
In addition to our environmentally sound printing practices, we offer a carbon-offset program that helps re-forest koa trees on the Big Island, we offer printing options for clients that eliminate harmful chemicals and toxic materials from the printing process, we have invested millions of dollars in zero emissions state-of-the-art printing equipment, and we implemented a lighting retrofit to generate solar electricity, said Schroeder.
For over 25 years, Hagadone has been a trusted, local business partner. They provide clients with innovative design services, high-quality print and promotional products, and are one of the largest mail houses on the island; allowing for a complete package of services. They also lead the charge in PrintGreen efforts with Carbon Offset, a Solar Output, and Community Recycling programs. Additionally, every second Saturday of the month, Hagadone opens up its recycling bins to accept any and all junk mail and magazines from the public.