Sustainability: from Classroom to Business World Applications
As a student at Furman University, I had heard about Hartness International as a highly influential international business with local roots. Now, as a marketing intern at Hartness, I am seeing firsthand what has contributed to this company’s reputation.
The past two semesters I took business courses on strategy and sustainability from a phenomenal professor, Dr. Bruce Clemens. Before attending his courses, I thought sustainability was merely a fancy business word for the slogan “Going Green”. I quickly discovered, however, that sustainability means much more to a business than recycling and limiting waste. The term and its engagements are essential to the existence and preservation of the company and industry as a whole.
After just a short time at Hartness International, I see that sustainable practices are woven into all aspects of the business. The sustainable solutions that Hartness has developed and implemented have established this company as a packaging industry leader and global innovator.
Lean packaging lines designed around DYNAC that require less space and energy
Packaging equipment that consumes minimal utilities
Robotics and innovative line control strategies that enable the light-weighting of containers
Programs that extend the life cycle of packaging equipment
Organic, environmentally-friendly UV inks for bottle decoration and coating
Dr. Clemens instilled in me this passion for sustainability. From a classroom passion to first hand business experience, I am looking forward to pursuing and contributing to this passion during my internship at Hartness International.
Editor's Note: Ben Granger is a Senior at Furman University completing his final semester in Business Administration. We are pleased to welcome Ben to the Hartness Marketing team for the summer.