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Environmental Services for Paper and Print Programs

Preserve your brand—and your planet—with sustainable paper products and strategies.

Graphic Communications helps shape environmental procurement policies, optimizes print programs for sustainability, and ensures legal sourcing compliance. Your brand depends on it.

Environmentally preferable paper goes beyond responsible sourcing.

Paper comes from a truly renewable resource that can be recovered and recycled four to seven times. We can help you buy responsibly, with paper from sustainably managed forests that is legally sourced. Environmentally preferable paper includes clean production, the efficient use of energy, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, reducing processed water, and minimizing waste—all of which leads to a smaller carbon footprint.

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Why do you need an environmental procurement policy for paper products?

A policy helps ensure that your company has procurement procedures and practices that are defensible, actionable and responsible. Chain of Custody Certification helps takes that policy to a higher level and helps insulate your brand from scrutiny. We can help you improve your sustainability position—enhancing your brand.

We are fortunate to have Ralph O’Connor as our Director of Environmental Affairs—the first-known staff position of its kind in the industry. Because of his depth of knowledge, he makes it easy for our clients to understand (and reap) the value of Chain of Custody certification and the benefits of using paper from sustainable sources.

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We are the first paper broker in North America to be certified to all three major Chain of Custody Standards: FSC®, SFI®, and PEFC.

These are internationally recognized standards that help ensure paper products originated from sustainably managed forests. Products are tracked from forest to end user and audited by third parties for credible reporting. This gives you, the buyer, assurance that you’re getting paper products made with fiber certified to Sustainable Forestry standards.

You can rely on our knowledge of forest certification standards to easily select, purchase, and use certified papers.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever it’s advantageous.

  • Consider reducing the trim size of your printed material
  • Use the lightest paper basis weight possible without compromising your finished product
  • Don't over-specify your paper — use the appropriate grade and brightness.
  • Encourage stakeholders to recycle your printed materials
  • Use recycled paper for your publication if it’s affordable and doesn’t have a negative economic impact
  • Recycled content may not always be the best environmental choice—it’s important to understand where your paper is coming from.