Hudson Group is proud of its record in supporting recycling. As a magazine retailer and wholesaler, last year the company recycled over 27,000 tons of magazines and another 850 tons of cardboard and plastic.
The company is equally conscientious about its environmentally friendly store design. The company is dedicated to building high performance, sustainable elements into every store, from the design through construction.
To reduce energy consumption, the company specifies fluorescent lighting vs. incandescent, and LED vs. neon. Energy Star appliances are specified where applicable. And storefront signage has utilized LED lighting for many years.
Wherever possible, the company's design team selects sustainable sources to manage material use, such as using recycled-content building materials. Some examples are: drywall, aluminum trim, carpeting, ceiling tiles, aluminum storefronts, recycled glass tile, bamboo wood flooring and select furniture.
By using highly durable materials for all flooring and countertops, Hudson maximizes the useful life of these store fixtures, reducing maintenance and replacement costs. Locally sourced stone is utilized where possible in the company's growing portfolio of specialty retail stores. The company's dedication to reducing pollution includes using non-toxic paints and adhesives.
The company has a "Green Team" that works both internally and externally to promote recycling. Hudson Group is accustomed to working with the unique operating requirements and procedures of every airport it operates in. For example, the majority of airports have very specific procedures for handling trash and recycling, and Hudson meticulously abides by these procedures and requirements, especially those involving recycling.