TÜVs are independent service
companies that test, inspect
and certify technical systems, facilities and objects in order to minimize hazards, prevent
Graphic Measures International, “GMI” has become
shorthand for a standardized system which brands use to
judge the quality of printing jobs.
G7® is Idealliance’s global industry-leading set of
specifications for achieving visual similarity across all print
processes. Idealliance certifies our industry’s most
knowledgeable experts to qualify leading providers of print,
creative, and prepress services in the G7 methodology.
FSC Forest Stewardship
FSC logo signifies that the wood or paper product originated
from a forest that was managed carefully with trees, animals,
and local community benefit at heart.
The QS certification mark stands for certified quality
assurance of fresh food – from farm to shop! Whether it is
meat, meat products, fruit, vegetables or potatoes – food
with the QS certification mark has an accurately
documented and monitored lifecycle.
CRADLE TO CRADLE
Certification is a method for measuring quality management
and a way to communicate with consumers. Consumers
have the right to receive material information about a
product. Being certified provides customers with assurances
regarding material safety, production processes, supply
chains, and take back systems.
TUV AUSTRIA OK COMPOST
Packaging or products bearing the OK compost INDUSTRIAL
label are guaranteed to be biodegradable in an industrial
composting plant. This applies to all of their components,
inks and additives.
BPI is North America's leading certifier of compostable
products and packaging. Their certification program ensures
that products and packaging displaying the BPI logo have
been independently tested and verified according to
scientifically based standards.
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water
and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. The proposition
protects the state's drinking water sources from being
contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth
defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses
to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
RCS RECYCLED CLAIM STANDARD
The RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) is used as a chain of
custody standard to track recycled raw materials through
the supply chain.
PRINTED WITH SOY INK
Soy ink is made from soybeans. Compared to traditional
petroleum-based ink, soy-based ink is accepted as more
environmentally friendly. While slower to dry than many inks,
it provides more accurate colors and makes it easier to
GRS GLOBAL RECYCLED
Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product
standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled
materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full
supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental
principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling.
The Hohenstein Institute is an international research and
testing company that provides neutral testing, certification
and development of textiles and textile-related products.
OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100
STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is one of the world's
best-known labels for textile raw materials, intermediate and
end products tested for harmful substances. It stands for
customer confidence and high product safety.