Green Responsible Printing Services

Green Responsible Printing Services

Interest in sustainability and environmental concerns has never been higher.  Customers in many market segments such as non-profits, educational institutions, service firms, and even some manufacturers, are trying to “look green.”  Often they are demanding that their vendors, especially printers, supply them with products that will help them portray the “green” image to their customers.  For printers, this often results in request for products containing the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody logo or the SFI® (Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc.) Chain of Custody certification and logo.

These, as well as other certifications, are expensive and complex.  Printing Industries Alliance can help!

Group Certification

Group certification is available at a significantly reduced price, to qualified members of Printing Industries Alliance. To qualify, companies must have annual wood product sales of less than $5 million. This is generally “ink on paper” and can include commercial printing, packaging, etc.

There is no difference between individual certificates and the PIA group certificate regarding use of  logos, use of certified paper, etc. Additionally, SFI®  (Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Inc.) certification is now included at no additional cost.

Group certification fee is $1,695.00 per year, inclusive of travel, a savings of several thousand dollars off individual prices.

Large or small, maintaining your firm’s program can be tedious and complex.  That’s why Printing Industries Alliance has established a relationship with a leading Chain of Custody Consulting firm, American Green Consulting Group, LLC.

Chris Gibbons, Principal of American Green Consulting Group and Group Manager of the Regional Affiliate Certificate group (RACG) Group Certification program, is available to assist members in developing their individual programs to obtain the various certifications, at “PIA members only” rates.

Visit the RACG website for additional information.

Printing Industries Alliance – your resource for professional Green Responsible Printing services for the graphic communications industry.

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