Thursday, February 26, 2009

AGC joins Respect Family of Printers is a place where you can learn more about Unisource Worldwide, Inc.'s commitment to providing environmentally-friendly papers, with "green" attributes and green, certified printing companies like AGC who partner with them.

There are three categories to "green" papers available to you today. Unisource refers to these categories as "Eco-Pillars." These papers are made with:
  • post-consumer, recycled fibers;
  • wood fibers from responsibly managed forests and other certified sources; or
  • a manufacturing process that uses a renewable energy source.
These three "Eco-Pillars" define the Unisource Respect family of mill brands and private label papers. All three pillars can be traced back to certifying agencies.

AGC is certified by both Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative. These certifications verify our commitment to the environment and guarantee our compliance of both the FSC and SFI standards as set forth by our certifying body, Bureau Veritas.

Recognition and certification programs have become central to the issue of green printing. Many companies make green claims as a marketing tool, to ensure your materials are being produced by a company with a proven track record request a copy of their FSC and/or SFI certification form. Download our Environmental Certification forms here.