Corporate Graphics became FSC® certified on April 4, 2008. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a global, not-for-profit organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Responsible forest management means that forests are managed in a way that protects water, soil and wildlife. It means that communities, indigenous peoples, forest workers, industry and forest owners agree how the forest should be managed, and it means that people can continue to work in, live in and earn an income from the forest.
Being FSC® certified means that CG becomes part of the FSC® "Chain of Custody." This Chain-of-Custody (COC) certification assures consumers and forest product companies that the paper they purchase comes from certified forests. This COC tracks wood from the forest floor through the entire manufacturing process directly into the consumer's hands as a finished product. Products that come from FSC®-certified forests and are covered by the chain-of-custody certificate may be labeled with the FSC® trademark logo. This logo identifies to consumers that the product comes from a well-managed forest, and gives them the choice to support responsible forest management.
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G7 Master Certification
Corporate Graphics became G7 Master certified on February 13, 2008. The IDEAlliance G7 Master program relies on highly trained IDEAlliance G7 Expert consultants to train printers and those making high-quality proofs to calibrate their systems and to use the G7 process on an ongoing basis. Once qualified, G7 Masters must be re-verified on a yearly basis to assure that they maintain calibration and processes.
Being G7 certified means that CG uses the most modern technology, techniques and process controls and standards required to produce high-quality commercial printing. Because G7 Masters proof and print to standards every day, and because they employ the G7 Proof-to-Print Process, print buyers can rely on G7 Masters to have faster make-readies, closer proof-to-print matches and high print quality.
Work printed by IDEAlliance G7 Masters bears the IDEAlliance seal of approval, and attaining the G7 Master status is a competitive goal for those in the graphic arts worldwide.