External Certifications

The report card of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe, environmentally sound workplace for our employees, communities and customers.

Commitment to Responsible Forestry Management

Supporting performance-based provisions for protecting forest ecosystem health, conserving biodiversity, protecting soil and water resources, safeguarding areas of significant ecological or cultural value, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and ensuring sustainable yields is consistent with LSC Communications' sustainability principles.

To that end, LSC Communications is committed to implementing, maintaining and offering our customers raw material supply options that may include, but not be limited to, chain-of-custody certifications by the Forest Stewardship Council® (C132124), Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.

To learn more, check out our complete list of Environmental, Safety and Quality Registrations below:

Environmental Registrations
Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC developed the first independent labeling system for forest products. The Chain of Custody (CoC) process is defined by the FSC as "the path taken by raw materials harvested from an FSC certified source through processing, manufacturing, distribution, and printing until it is a final product ready for sale to the end consumer." COC certification allows companies that manufacture and market forest products to label them with the FSC brand consistent with FSC policies. This allows consumers to identify products that provide an assurance of social and environmental responsibility on the part of the producer. The FSC system requires that material be tracked from the certified source through the CoC.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The SFI Program is a certification process developed for participants who practice responsible forestry on the lands they manage. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist.

LSC Communications' multi-site SFI chain of custody certification means that LSC Communications can offer its customers the choice to use SFI certified paper(s) and display the SFI logo on their finished product, demonstrating that they support responsible practices that play a critical role in ensuring the long term health of our forests.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

PEFC endorses the SFI program as meeting its requirements for national forest certification schemes, therefore allowing organizations that have achieved SFI Chain of Custody certification to also use the PEFC logo.

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999, which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.

ISO 14001

The International Standards Organization 14001 certification is designed to provide a tool to allow a site to control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to continuously improve its environmental performance. This distinction means this site has exemplary environmental, health and safety programs.

Safety Registrations
Voluntary Protection Program

VPP stands for Voluntary Protection Program. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1982, the program recognizes companies with outstanding health and safety programs. The VPP process is performance-based and uses a cooperative, action-oriented approach. This allows managers, employees and OSHA to work together to minimize workplace hazards and reduce injuries and illnesses.

OSHAS 18001

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 is earned by sites that have implemented safety and health management systems to make safety more efficient and integrated into overall business operations.

*SASST = Sistema de Administración de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, the Mexican Labor Secretariat (STPS) certification for accreditation of the management system and security in the workplace.

Quality Registrations
ISO 9001

The International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certification is designed to assist organizations, of all types and sizes, to implement and operate an effective Quality Management System, where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfill customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. LSC Communications sites use ISO 9001 as the basis for continual improvement initiatives related to the quality of Products and Services.

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Global Certifications

North America
Location/Region Certification
Arlington, TX (PL)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Avon, CT (PL)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Baraboo, WI
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Brighton Beach, PA
  • ISO9001
Charlestown, IN
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Covington, TN (TOPS)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Crawfordsville, IN
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • VPP
Danville, KY
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Dwight, IL
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Gallatin, TN
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Glasgow, KY
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Harrisonburg, VA (North & South)
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Kendallville, IN (Digital)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Kendallville, IN (Offset)
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Lake Park, WI
  • ISO9001
Lancaster, PA (LR)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Liberty, MO
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Long Prairie, MN
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Los Angeles, CA (Torrance)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Lynchburg, VA
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • VPP
Maple Grove, MN
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Mattoon, IL
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
McAllen, TX
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • C-TPAT
Menasha Print, WI
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Moore-Langen (Terre Haute, IN)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
National Publishing Company (Philadelphia, PA)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
North Chelmsford Digital (North Chelmsford, MA)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Osage, IA (TOPS)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Owensville, MO
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Pineville, NC (PL)
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Pontiac, IL
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Reno North
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Reno South
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Roanoke, VA
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • VPP
Senatobia, MS
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • VPP
Strasburg, VA
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Union, MO
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Warsaw, IN
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Willard, OH
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Latin America
Location/Region Certification
Matamoros
  • ISO9001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • C-TPAT
Matamoros TOPS
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Reynosa TOPS
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
San Juan del Rio
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • Socially Responsible Enterprise
    (CEMEFI - Mexican Philanthropy Center)
  • Clean Industry
    (PROFEPA - Mexican Environmental Agency)
Tlalnepantla
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
Valle Hermoso
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • C-TPAT
Europe
Location/Region Certification
Poland 1-Krakow, Poland
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • EU Ecolabel
Poland 2-Krakow, Poland
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • EU Ecolabel
Poland 4-Starachowice, Poland
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • EU Ecolabel
Warsaw, Poland (PreMedia)
  • ISO9001
  • ISO14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • FSC CoC
  • SFI/PEFC CoC
  • EU Ecolabel
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