Hydro Flask®'s sustainability endeavors begin with the product itself and the way our offices and distribution centers operate while selling it. We believe social accountability leads to social responsibility, and we aim to do our part. With this philosophy as our guide, we came up with the ideas by which we steer our business today:
Environmentally Friendly—We manufacture a product that lasts long enough to mitigate the effect its creation has on the environment. The amount of oil that goes into producing, then shipping, then delivering a disposable bottle of water to its consumer is staggering. Since such plastic bottles are rarely recycled, this process most often creates incredible amounts of plastic waste. A stainless steel bottle is reusable, even thousands of times. Handcrafted from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel, Hydro Flask bottles last about a hundred years and are 100% recyclable and BPA-free. The caps are also 100% recyclable, and we use soy-based inks and food-grade powder coating on all of our bottles.
Happy, Green Office—Founded by two experienced entrepreneurs, Hydro Flask’s core beliefs involve creating an outstanding work environment, not just at the manufacturing plant, but also at our World Headquarters in Bend, Oregon. We don’t believe in overly expansive, space-hogging offices, which necessitate a lot of equipment and extra lighting. That’s why our office space is trim and efficient, with plenty of windows to let in natural light. We reuse any paper, plastic, and cardboard distribution scrap that we can, and we recycle the rest. We use paper with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative label for all invoices and packing slips.
On a larger scale, Hydro Flask works with nationally and internationally known organizations to support sustainable business practices.
Hydro Flask partners with the Blue Sky program from Pacific Power. The Blue Sky program allows organizations to support renewable energy as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with their electricity use and achieve their environmental goals through a renewable energy purchase that represents a specific percentage of their energy use.
Fair Trade Manufacturing Labor Practices—At Hydro Flask, we require each of the factories that we work with to operate ethically, fairly, and to treat all of their employees with the utmost respect and dignity that they deserve. To that end, our management team makes regular quality assurance visits to our factories in Asia. We continually monitor to assure our high standards are achieved. Even though we’re proud of all the work we’ve accomplished so far, we know our standards program is, by no means, perfect. Therefore, we are constantly looking for opportunities to improve and grow our fair labor program to influence both change and knowledge.
While factory assessments remain the focal point of our fair treatment program, they are only part of a multifaceted approach that addresses the root causes of any noncompliance issues at the factories and business with which we work. Great consideration is spent on the core issues within the larger context of our industry.
At Hydro Flask, we work hard to make sure you receive only the highest quality stainless steel products that are built with the fairness, care, and dignity that can only come from someone proud to be a member of our extended family.
Giving Back—Hydro Flask owners Travis Rosbach and Cindy Morse created FivePercentBack.org™ to bring about positive change in the world in which we live, play, and do business by empowering purchase dollars. Buy a product from Hydro Flask and we will donate 5% of the gross profits to a charity that YOU choose. You'll see organizations that represent environmental stewardship, healthy lifestyle choices, emergency response services, animal advocacies, social efforts, humanitarian services, and many more that work to unite people and precipitate positive change.
At Hydro Flask, we’re proud of the environmentally conscious culture we’ve created around a responsible product we’re proud to stand behind. In fact, we warranty our products for a lifetime, or 100 years, whichever comes first.