» Hero Arts is a Certified Green Business and an award-winning (see at right) sustainability leader.

» We have eliminated all toxins, chemicals and solvents from our processes.

» Our manufacturing facility gets 80% of its energy from the sun -- from a 68-kW solar array installed in 2004.

» Of the 2,500 active stamps we currently sell, 95% (approximately 2,400) are made by hand in our very own family-owned, US-based facilities.

» For our wood stamps that we make, we use only North American honey white maple wood blocks from FSC-certified, sustainably managed forests.

» For our cling and wood stamps that we make, we use only 100% all-natural rubber that comes from sustainably managed forests. Rubber, like maple syrup, is produced from the sap of the tree, and thus the trees are unharmed and can continue their natural process of sequestering carbon.

» For our clear stamps, we use premium American-made photo-polymer, which is non-toxic, biodegradable and phthalate-free.

» We have set aggressive company-wide goals to further reduce packaging, waste, and energy consumption.

» We ask all of our suppliers to take a Green Pledge, encouraging them to implement green policies in their own operations.