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Sustainability Certifications

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

Georgia-Pacific's DensArmor Plus® family of interior panels and ToughRock® regular, ToughRock® Fireguard® and ToughRock® Fireguard C® interior panels are GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD certified for low emissions.
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.
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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.

Cl-Free Products Asso-PCF

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.

Wildlife Habitat Council

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

      Big Island, Va. – Wildlife at Work
      Monticello, Miss. Wildlife at Work
      New Augusta (Leaf River), Miss. Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands
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      Rincon (Savannah River), Ga. Wildlife at Work

HI 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.
USDA BioPreferred®
Georgia-Pacific Professional sells a select group of USDA Certified Biobased products.

BPI compostable
BPI Compostable
Select Georgia-Pacific Professional cups, plates 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. 


Many Georgia-Pacific building 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.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Certified Sourcing
Georgia-Pacific plywood, oriented strand board, engineered lumber and softwood lumber products in the United States are made from wood sourced through a system that is third-party certified to the SFI procurement standard.  In addition, all paper, tissue, cellulose, packaging and bleached board products made at GP’s primary pulp and paper mills in North America are also certified to the SFI procurement standard as are the company’s corrugated container facilities. Many of these pulp and paper and wood products can use the SFI certified sourcing on-product label.
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.