People. Pallets. Planet. Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility

48forty is known as North America’s largest pallet management services company, but our role extends beyond the supply chain market to the world around us. At 48forty, we believe it’s our responsibility to operate our business with the goal to not just meet our customers’ needs but to do so in a way that respects our employees, our customers, and our planet. We’re committed to doing business the right way and to leading the way in our industry to create positive change.

Here are a few key ways 48forty is working to empower career growth, take care of our local communities, and promote environmental sustainability:


People: Social Responsibility

At the heart of our company are our workforce and the communities we serve. We prioritize the well-being and growth of our employees by providing a safe workplace and creating opportunities for personal development and advancement. We actively support the communities in where we live, operate and serve our customers through philanthropic initiatives and other engagement activities.

Pallets: Operating with Effective Governance

Operating with integrity and complying with laws and regulations is fundamental to our business. We operate by our company core value to, “Always do the right thing.” We’re committed to fair wages, working hours, and the health and safety of our employees and operate in compliance with governing laws and regulations.

We’re committed to growing our business the right way and to planning ahead to ensure that, no matter the circumstance, we are able to help our customers meet the needs of consumers. Open communication and accountability are integral to our governance approach, fostering transparency and trust with all our stakeholders.

Our Planet: Environmental Stewardship

Recycled pallets are the core of our business. We repair, reissue, and recycle more than 95% of the pallets we handle – that’s more than 142 million pallets each year. As a business founded on principles of sustainability, we are committed to leading the way in our industry in environmental stewardship. As part of our continuous improvement process, we actively look for ways to 
reduce waste and our carbon footprint. 

Benefits for Customers

By choosing wood pallet recycling services and recycled solutions, our customers contribute to sustainable consumption and production patterns. They can trust that our operations align with the principles of responsible consumption and environmental stewardship.

Our emphasis on reducing waste and carbon emissions ensures that customers partner with an eco-conscious company. By opting for our environmentally sustainable products and services, customers actively contribute to climate action efforts. Furthermore, our commitment to protecting and promoting sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems ensures that customers support a company dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity and the environment.

At 48forty, we aim to create a sustainable future for our workforce, communities, and customers. Together, we can make a difference and build a better world for generations to come.