This is the first in a series of A la Mama holiday gift giveaways that will stretch into mid-December. So hang around : ) Toys, mama treats, family goodies…something for everyone.
The BBQ features an opening hood, double-sided grill rack (one for grilling, the other for a stovetop), collapsible side table and wheels to move wherever grilling needs to be. Food includes two steaks, two fish, two skewers with six pieces, ketchup, mustard and tongs.
Hape is a wonderful company; their bamboo games are currently being featured in our annual holiday gift guide in the November/December issue.
They’ve earned the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI) Code of Business Practices Certificate which confirms that they have implemented and maintain a Code of Business Practices related to social responsibility (good working conditions and labor practices).
Hape has also funded the construction of three schools in the poorest province of China. So far, over 3,000 children have had the experience of attending a Hape-built school and they’ll be opening two more schools in the next 14 months.
Here’s some more information from Hape on their eco-conscious business practices.
Hape is determined to be eco-friendly at each stage of production. In terms of our products we use water based paints wherever possible to reduce the amount of lacquer and other potentially harmful chemicals. We also try to use as little paint as possible, and when we do, we have special protocols in place so as to limit the amount of waste. This comes in the form of a “drip-catcher” that then recycles the paint to go back to the beginning of the process.
We recycle wood dust created in production. We have been certified as meeting the Chain of Custody requirements (SGS –COC-2819) for materials that come from a well managed forest.
Our innovative manufacturing process is optimized to reduce waste. Our machines can be calibrated, and our production facilities altered to accommodate many different materials and material sizes. This provides us flexibility to ensure maximum efficiency and productivity with minimal increase in effort.
Hape also makes use of its very own waste water treatment facility in order to treat the water used in our production before it is sent back to the plant for re-use. This allows us to reduce our water consumption significantly during water intensive processes.
Working with wood and paints has the potential to damage the quality of the air. As a result, Hape has strict protocols in place so that before our factory releases it’s potentially harmful air into the environment it is treated very thoroughly.
Our new building currently under construction is planned to be fully outfitted with solar panels so that a significant portion of our electricity usage comes from renewable sources. We hope that the design, operation and maintenance of this energy-efficient headquarters will serve as a testament to our tradition of responsibility with the goal of optimizing energy efficiency and conserving resources.
Our glues are free of formaldehyde and bamboo surfaces are polished with natural beeswax. We buy local food for our cafeteria which serves 1,000 employees daily and even send the
food waste back to the farm to be used as feed for pigs and other farm animals.
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