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Our Environmental Accreditations

To demonstrate our integrity and commitment to helping heal our planet, here are explanations of our independent environmental accreditations for your easy reference.

Australian Forestry Standard (AFS)

Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) supports sustainable forest management in Australia and provides Australian consumers with an independent, internationally recognised third-party certification scheme for forest management in Australia. Globally recognised by PEFC, the world's largest sustainable forest management certification scheme.

Blue Angel

Blue Angel. One of the oldest Type 1 ecolabels* in the world and known for its high standards.

Biodegradable

Biodegradable. This product has the ability to break down, safely and quickly, by biological means, into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment.

Environmental Choice New Zealand

Environmental Choice New Zealand. A New Zealand government owned initiative in which the products have been independently audited to meet international specifications which require a reduction of environmental impacts over the product life cycle.

Environmental Choice North America

Environmental Choice North America. Products and services bearing this logo meet international standards of environmental leadership and sustainability.

EU Ecolabel

EU Ecolabel. The European Ecolabel is a Type 1 ecolabel* for the European Commission member countries, and distinguishes products that meet high standards of both performance and environmental quality.

Fairtrade Certified

Fairtrade Certified. An alternative model of conventional trade which offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal and improved terms of trade giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future.

Fairtrade Certified

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®). An alternative model of conventional trade which offers farmers and workers in developing countries a better deal and improved terms of trade giving them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future.

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)

Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) is an independent ecolabelling certification established under the guidance of the International Standard for Third Party Environmental Labelling and Declaration. This program sets the standard of environmental measures for a product’s performance against relevant and primary environmental loads associated with a product’s life cycle.

GreenTag

GreenTag. An independent, third party product rating and certification system which uses life-cycle assessment to rate the 'cradle to end-of-life-fate' of eco-preferred products and provides 'Net Positive' metrics for Carbon and Biodiversity. GreenTag rated products receive a product Eco-Scorecard which displays at a glance the life Cycle Assessment and eco-point rating so you can easily compare products, or assess a product based on criteria such as greenhouse gasses or health and toxicity values..

Nordic Swan

Nordic Swan. This is a Scandinavian Type 1 ecolabel*. The certification sets stringent environmental standards focused on limiting the detrimental impact of the manufacturing process by reducing emissions, raw material usage and energy consumption.

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. (PEFC)

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. (PEFC) Certification that assures buyers of wood and paper products that they are supporting the sustainable management of forests.

Rain Forest Alliance

Rain Forest Alliance is an independent seal of approval which ensures that goods and services were produced in compliance with strict guidelines protecting the environment, wildlife, workers and local communities.

UTZ Certified Good Inside

UTZ Certified Good Inside is a worldwide certification program that sets the standard for responsible coffee production and sourcing. The program gives independent assurance of sustainable production and sourcing, and offers online real-time traceability of agricultural products back to their origin.

*These ecolabels are administered to conformance with the international ISO 14024 standard. The requirements of this standard include: independent audits; public and industry consultation and public availability of product specifications and attention to means of reducing significant iimpact areas for a product group over its whole life cycle. These ecolabels indicate that products carrying them are more environmentally sustainable over a range of impact areas than other products of the same type which cannot be shown to meet equivalent standards.

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Elemental Chlorine Free

Elemental Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached without the use of chlorine gas. Pulp is bleached with chlorine dioxide, which substantially reduces toxic emissions.

Process Chlorine Free

Process Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has avoided the use of all chlorine in the bleaching process.

Process Chlorine Free

Totally Chlorine Free: The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached, avoiding the use of all chlorine, and toxic organochlorine emissions.

Process Chlorine Free

Furniture Pick-up & Recycle Service: The pulp used to make the paper product has been bleached, avoiding the use of all chlorine, and toxic organochlorine emissions.

Process Chlorine Free

Recycled Content %: Indicates the percentage of recycled content used in this product.

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