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Company / Sustainability / Sustainability Certifications

Sustainability Certifications

Many Georgia-Pacific products and facilities are recognized and/or certified by third-party groups.

GreenGuard Certificate
GREENGUARD®
Georgia-Pacific's DensArmor Plus® family of interior panels and ToughRock® regular, ToughRock® Fireguard®, ToughRock® Fireguard C® interior panels, and ToughRock® Mold-GuardTM interior panels are GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certified for low emissions.
Ecologo Product Certification
EcoLogo®
Georgia-Pacific Professional has earned EcoLogo certification for a broad range of towel, tissue and napkin products. EcoLogo is a third-party eco-labeling program and one of two standards in North America approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network, an international association of eco-labeling programs, as meeting the ISO 14024 environmental marketing standard.
Green Seal is a non-profit environmental standard development and certification organization.
Green Seal
Georgia-Pacific Professional has Green SealTM certification on a selection of tissue, towel, napkin and wiper products.  The Green Seal (GS-1) standard addresses the primary life cycle issues for sanitary paper products from product performance, raw materials, manufacturing, packaging and use.


The Chlorine Free Products Association (CFPA) is an independent not-for-profit accreditation and standard setting organization.

Chlorine Free Products Association

Select brands and product lines at three Georgia-Pacific Professional mills received Process Chlorine Free certification from the Chlorine Free Products Association.




Several Georgia-Pacific facilities received certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council.
Wildlife Habitat Council

The following Georgia-Pacific facilities received Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council for their commendable wildlife habitat management and/or environmental education programs. 

Big Island, Va.  

Cedar Springs, Ga. 

Green Bay (Broadway), Wis. 

Monticello, Miss.

New Augusta (Leaf River), Miss. 

Rincon (Savannah River), Ga. 


Several Georgia-Pacific engineered lumber and structural panel products are Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified.
Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified
Several Georgia-Pacific engineered lumber and structural panel products are Home Innovation NGBS Green Certified for Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency or Indoor Environmental Quality.


UL Responsible Sourcing
All Georgia-Pacific North American Consumer Products manufacturing facilities have passed rigorous third-party audits by UL Responsible Sourcing.
The Program is an accreditation for products with demonstrated biobased content – meaning the ingredients come from renewable biological sources.
USDA BioPreferred® Program
GP PRO and Georgia-Pacific Chemicals sell select groups of USDA Certified Biobased products.


BPI compostable
BPI Compostable
Select Georgia-Pacific Professional cups, plates, napkins and containers are certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI®) for compostability.*


*Product is compostable in commercial composting facilities.  Such facilities may not exist in your area. 

Non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.
LEED

Many Georgia-Pacific building products, chemical products and tissue and towel products may contribute toward certification points in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. LEED establishes a standard for measurement of green building and sustainability.

SQF logo
SQF

GP has certified its corrugated packaging plants and produce yards through the Safe Quality Food Institute. This certification shows that stringent product safety controls have been implemented at these facilities.


SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing
All Georgia-Pacific wood products facilities in the United States, as well as all paper, tissue, cellulose, packaging and bleached board products made at GP's primary pulp and paper mills in North America, are certified to the SFI fiber sourcing standard (Section 2 -- SFI 2010-2014 Standard, Objectives 8-20). Many of these pulp and paper and wood products can use the SFI certified sourcing on-product label.
SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management.

Many GP facilities are certified to the SFI chain of custody standard.  Chain of custody is an accounting process that tracks fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product.  With a SFI chain of custody certification, a company can make claims about how much of its product comes from certified lands, how much contains recycled content, and how much content is from non-controversial forests.

Click on the business segment below for a list of certified facilities:

Cellulose 
Consumer products 
Containerboard
Corrugated packaging
Dixie® consumer products
GP Professional

PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.

Many GP facilities are certified to the PEFC chain of custody standard. Chain of custody is an accounting process that tracks fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product.  With a PEFC chain of custody certification, a company can make claims about how much of its product comes from certified lands, how much contains recycled content, and how much is content from non-controversial forests.

Click on the business segment below for a list of certified facilities:

Cellulose 
Consumer products 
Containerboard
Corrugated packaging
Dixie® consumer products
GP Professional

The Forest Stewardship Council sets standards for responsible forest management. A voluntary program, FSC uses the power of the marketplace to protect forests for future generations.

Many GP facilities are certified to the FSC chain of custody standard.  Chain of custody is an accounting process that tracks wood fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product.  With a FSC chain of custody certification, a company can make claims about how much of its product comes from certified lands, how much contains recycled content, and how much is content from controlled sources.

Click on the business segment below for a list of certified facilities:

Cellulose 
Consumer products 
Containerboard
GP Professional
Wood products -- OSB
Wood products -- particleboard

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FSC Controlled Wood®

Many Georgia-Pacific facilities meet the Forest Stewardship Council Controlled Wood standard, which avoids material from unacceptable sources in the production of FSC Mix and FSC Controlled Wood products.  The standard establishes requirements for evaluation and mitigation of risk associated with non-FSC-certified wood sources.

Click on the business segment below for a list of certified facilities:

Cellulose 
Consumer products 
Containerboard
GP Professional
Wood products -- OSB
Wood products -- particleboard

ISO Energy Management
Georgia-Pacific's Steinfurt, Germany, site is certified to the ISO 50001:2001 Energy Management System standard.  This enables Steinfurt to integrate energy management with its overall efforts to improve quality, environmental management and other areas addressed by its management systems.