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We're more than just ink on paper

We're more than just ink on paper

Sustainability

We believe in helping our customers find the right solution to fit their environmental responsibility aspirations.

 

Sustain

At Goetz Printing, we understand your need for strong results and revenues as well as your brand sensitivity. As a tri-certified printer to the FSC®-C003419, PEFC™-/29-31-63, and SFI®-SFI-00359 chain of custody programs, we are ideally positioned to produce your projects both competitively and responsibly. We employ energy efficient state-of-the-art Heidelberg and Indigo printing presses and bindery equipment, as well as environmentally friendly vegetable inks. Goetz Printing contributes to a healthy environment and sustainable forests, and we’re even recognized as a Climate Leader by the Environmental Protection Agency, as part of their Green Power Partnership. Goetz Printing is 100% committed to eliminating our carbon footprint.

Forest Stewardship Council Program® (FSC®)

The Forest Stewardship Council, headquartered in Bonn, Germany, is an international, non-profit organization. It promotes and monitors environmental responsibility, socially beneficial and economically viable solutions that constructively balance the need to manage and maintain the world’s forests and eco-systems with the practical need for wood and fiber based products. FSC® developed a global certification and labeling system that serves to ensure that certified forest products are produced from responsibly managed forests and independently verified recycled sources, which is monitored through a third party auditor. For Goetz, that auditor is Bureau Veritas. Over 511 million acres of the worlds’ forests in 90 countries are now certified according to FSC® guidelines.
BV-COC-010208, certified August 10, 2007

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™)

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization promoting sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. Headquartered in Geneva, PEFC™ is a global umbrella organization for the assessment of and mutual recognition of national, independently governed, forest certification programs. It represents 36 independent national forest certification systems, which accounts for more than 803 million acres of certified forests worldwide.
BV-PEFCCOC-US005036-1, Certified May 2, 2008

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® Program (SFI®)

SFI® is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program and are members of the PEFC™ alliance. The SFI® program was launched in 1994 as one of the U.S. forest sector’s contributions to the vision of sustainable development established by the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. Its original principles and implementation guidelines began in 1995, and it evolved as the first SFI® national standard backed by third-party audits in 1998.

Many North American paper manufacturers have met the requirements in the SFI® Chain of Custody standard which tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative, headquartered in Washington, DC, is a fully independent, non-profit organization. It promotes and monitors environmental responsibility, socially beneficial and economically viable solutions that constructively balance the need to manage and maintain North American forests and ecosystems, with the practical need for quality wood and fiber based products that are competitively priced on the global market. The original concepts of SFI® were created in 1994 and now there are more than 350 million acres of forests certified to the SFI® Standard throughout the United States and Canada. The SFI program has certified many North American paper manufacturers that have met the standards set forth in its chain of custody protocol, which serves to ensure that certified wood and fiber-based products are produced from responsibly managed forests and independently verified recovered fiber sources.
BV-SFICOC-US005035-1, Certified May 2, 2008

100% Green Power

Annually, Goetz printing consumes approximately 744 megawatt hours (mWh) of electricity. Through CarbonFund.org™, we purchase 744 RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates), validating our legitimate ownership of the green energy that is directed onto the national energy grid. The RECs are certified by Green-e, an independent certification and verification program for renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, in accordance to EPA guidelines. In short, the energy we use comes from wind turbines and solar panels. By supporting these technologies Goetz is leading the initiative to increase demand for clean, renewable energy sources in the mid-Atlantic. The EPA’s Green Power Partnership program acknowledges our environmental commitment with one of their top honors as a ‘Climate Leader.’

Carbon Neutral

Goetz Printing offsets the remainder of its carbon footprint (natural gas and transportation, including business commuting for sales personnel) by purchasing additional carbon offsets from CCBS certified reforestation projects managed by CarbonFund.org™.

Soy Inks, and Recyclable Materials

All of the inks and coatings we use are non-petroleum, vegetable based and contain a low VOC content. We recycle all of the metal printing plates, pre-consumer paper make-readies and trimmings as well as office generated recyclable material.

 

Should you have any questions, comments, complaints or compliments regarding our sustainability program, including the use of SFI®, PEFC™ or FSC® label applications please contact green@goetzprinting.com.

 

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