Sustainably sourced bamboo access cards launched by HID

HID access card made from sustainably sourced bamboo

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HID, a provider of identity solutions, has introduced its Seos Bamboo credentials made from sustainably sourced bamboo instead of PVC. According to the company, the credential is the first in a range of physical access security eco cards.


HID highlights that the bamboo is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC), an assurance that the material comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

The company further says that introducing highly secure access cards made from bamboo — a renewable resource that grows quickly and requires less water and pesticides than traditional card materials — demonstrates its continuous innovation without compromising security and customer experience.

“Our journey to offer alternative options to plastic cards and badges began ten years ago with the introduction of HID Mobile Access — a first in the industry,” explained Martin Huddart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control at HID. “Seos Bamboo offers an additional option for sustainability within the physical access ecosystem, as it supports a more eco-friendly value chain in areas where physical access cards are still required.”


HID also says that Seos Bamboo cards support organizations seeking green building certifications, including the internationally accepted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) and the Zero Waste to Landfill certification.

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