Environmental Sustainability & Social Responsibility:  IPB Box of Kindness



IPB's Box of Kindness Program

IPB has a corporate giving and sustainability program called 'Box of Kindness'. We established this program because we are a proud supporter of programs and initiatives that encourage a sense of community and preserve the environment. Supporting community, youth and preserving the environment are very important factors in IPB’s corporate philosophy and activities. 

Box of Kindness Mission

Box of Kindness Mission: is to be a socially responsible business partner to our customers and employees; and  supporting, enhancing and sustaining communities.

Box of Kindness Vision: is to improve the quality of life in our communities by continuously investing in sustainability and being socially responsible. 


IPB’s 'Box of Kindness' program was designed to support programs that enhance and strengthen a sense of pride in our community.


Initiatives that encourage positive physical and emotional development of our youth. Areas of development include: education, sport, art and healthy living of our youth. IPB strongly believes our youth are tomorrow’s community leaders.


Sustainability: Ingersoll Paper Box is committed to the environment and offers sustainable packaging solutions for our customers.  IPB has implemented sustainable business practices since the begining ensuring our business always incorporates sustainablity.  

From 100% recycled board, to Green Choice paperboard products  Ingersoll Paper Board is committed to working with vendors and suppliers to ensure that the best ‘Green’ choice board is always available to our customers.

Our efforts don’t stop with paper…we also make our own ink in-house.  Our inks are vegetable based, and are able to produce the exact amount of quantity needed for each order = no waste.  And no VOCs.

We have installed a custom recycle collection system that ensures 100% of our paperboard waste is recycled and does not enter the landfill.  We have our own in-house compactor and bailer - all our waste is sent back to a board mill for reuse.

Our company efforts to “go green” do not stop at recycling.  The factory has a system of energy efficient timed lights to help conserve energy.  We have a battery-diversion program and employees are encouraged to drop off their used batteries within plant-recycling collection bins. By doing this, we can help reduce one source of highly toxic material in our landfills. Our sales team are equipped with green energy vehicles and our delivery truck is high efficient – and manufactured at a local Hino Facility. 

Ingersoll Paper box is taking our commitment one step further. We have recently donated a portion of our land to be cultivated for the growth and development of the local bee pollination, and a milkweed garden was planted for the cultivation and release of monarch butterflies each year.  What we put out into the world is just as important as what take from it. 

For Ingersoll Paper Box Co. Limited, a sustainable plan is best achieved one small step at a time - no matter how large or small we can make a difference in improving our environment.

Our Corporate Sustainabilty and Social Responsiblity program  is better for our customers, our company and our environment.  It is a win-win solution for everyone...and that is a good thing.


IPB’s President Sarah Skinner, has been instrumental in bringing sustainability to the forefront of her company’s agenda. Here, she talks about how other companies can motivate their workforce for a similar purpose.

(taken from our interview with Advantage Canadian Business Magazine)

Advantage: What steps can be taken to find and strengthen renewable-energy sources in Canada?

Sarah Skinner: By getting the word out, informing people about how our society currently generates energy, and how it affects our planet. We can then compare that to the alternatives available to us. Solar, wind, and geothermal are all sources that can turn on our lights and heat, and can cool our homes with little to no carbon footprint.

How can we encourage people and companies to be more sustainable?

For us, we feel that it’s the small things that count. We can all compost our kitchen waste and recycle paper, plastics, and glass in our homes. We can participate in our municipality’s special drop-off days for getting rid of household hazardous waste. We need to become more informed about programs that government and businesses are doing locally and globally.