Printing

Green Business Standard

Includes magazines; books; posters; printers; paper makers and brokers

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If your printing company meets our standards, get certified today.

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Restored & Protected Environment

Required

  • Products composed of at least 30% pre- or post-consumer recycled fiber.
  • All virgin fiber is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified (Note that Green America does not view the Scientific Forestry Initiative as a valid certification for products or processes).
  • Use of at least 80% vegetable- or water-based inks.
  • Exclusive use of paper with low-VOC coatings, and water-miscible, low-VOC solvents.
  • No chlorine or chlorine compounds used in bleaching process.
  • Responsible environmental management/procurement policy or practices for all waste materials and manufacturing and printing processes.

Preferred

  • Products composed of 80-100% pre- or post-consumer recycled fiber.
  • Use of 100% vegetable- or water-based inks.
  • Exclusive use of uncoated paper or paper with zero-VOC coatings.

Social & Economic Justice

Required

  • Responsible procurement policy or practices regarding fair labor practices.

Preferred

  • Involved in public policy work or member of association in support of green paper or printing.

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