HID launches sustainable Seos® access cards made from bamboo

Martin Huddart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control at HID
Martin Huddart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control at HID

HID, a trusted identity solutions firm, introduced its Seos® Bamboo™ credentials made from sustainably sourced bamboo instead of PVC. The credential is part of HID’s award-winning Seos security solution and is the first in a range of physical access security Eco Cards™.

Why is HID’s Seos® Bamboo™ a timely product?

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. Recent market reports, including HID’s State of Security and Identity Report, indicate a majority of firms rank climate and sustainability as corporate priorities.

As a result, they are turning to renewable and eco-friendly materials, in addition to reducing energy waste. Introducing highly secure access cards made from bamboo—a renewable resource that grows quickly and requires less water and pesticides than traditional card materials—shows HID’s innovation without compromising security and customer experience.

What does the product mean for HID?

“Our journey to offer alternative options to plastic cards and badges began 10 years ago with the introduction of HID Mobile Access®—a first in the industry. 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,” commented Martin Huddart, SVP and Managing Director of Physical Access Control at HID.

Seos Bamboo cards also support firms 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. For more information on the Seos Bamboo card, visit the website.