Green Sustainable 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) logo.

FSC and other certifications are expensive and complex.  Printing Industries Alliance can help!

Group FSC Certification

Group FSC certification is available at significantly reduced cost, to qualified members of Printing Industries Alliance.  To qualify, companies must have annual sales less than $5 million of “forest product printing”. 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 FSC logo, use of certified paper, etc.

Group FSC 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 PIA Group FSC program, is available to assist members in developing their individual programs to obtain FSC, SFI, PEFC and other certifications, at “PIA members only” rates.

Learn More about Group FSC certification through PIA.

Visit the RACG website for additional information.

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


For questions, contact:

Tim Freeman

Printing Industries Alliance
(800) 777-4742  |  (716) 691-3211



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