Our Certifications

Forest Stewardship Council®

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The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certification brings direct benefits to the forest, such as protecting biodiversity and areas of significant environmental importance. FSC® provides a connection between the forest and the end user, ensuring that products with the FSC® label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest environmental benefits. By working to promote environmental forest management, FSC® helps local communities and society at large to enjoy long-term benefits of managing forests responsibly.

As the world's most respected forest certification scheme, FSC® is a global system with certificates issued in all forest types around the world. When forest operations meet FSC® requirements, the materials and products carry the FSC® label and provide businesses and consumers with a powerful tool to influence how forests worldwide are managed. Only FSC® certificate holders have permission to utilize the FSC® logo on printed pieces that meet FSC® standards. 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative®

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SFI® Inc. is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for maintaining, overseeing, and improving a sustainable forestry certification program. SFI® is internationally recognized and is the largest single forest standard in the world. The SFI® Standard is based on principles and measures that promote sustainable forest management and consider all forest values. 

SFI® includes unique fiber sourcing requirements to promote responsible forest management on all forest lands in North America. SFI® certification also extends to the market. When they see the SFI® label on a product, consumers can be confident they are buying wood or paper from certified forests or certified sourcing. Only SFI® certificate holders have permission to utilize the SFI® logo on printed pieces that meet SFI® standards. 

ISO 9001 Quality Assurance®

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ISO® is a set of standards that help companies achieve cost effective operational processes and standardize quality assurance methods. ISO® implementation and standard practices improve operating procedures and reduce cost. ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management. The aim of ISO 9001 is to assure that an organization continually improves performance and consistently meets customer needs, and to satisfy the demands of current or prospective customers for registration. 

The formal name of this program is ISO 9001:2015.

It improves customer focus;
Boosts international acceptance and credibility;
Places you in an elite category of businesses;
Facilitates continual improvement;
Provides competitive advantage.

SBA HubZone Certified®

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The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. When you partner with VGR, your spend with our company equates to an investment in diversity with the Small Business Administration (SBA), which may in turn be marketed to your stakeholders as a diversity spend.

In addition to meeting your diversity spend goals, this HUBZone certification also highlights your commitment to bringing about positive social and economic change to a diverse and often underutilized workforce by helping us provide essential job training programs to those needing them the most.

G7 System®

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The G7® process is a methodology developed by IDEAlliance that is a Proof-to-Print validation. The G7® certification requires extensive technical training for an organization's technical operators. This methodology is specifically designed for the print industry and works in the same way as ISO® (International Organization for Standardization) Standards. The G7® Master Printer program requires a continuing audit process of press color measurement equipment, process control procedures and quality of printing. at press.

Print consistency from initial run to re-prints exists because the printed piece matches the proof.

The G7® methodology calibrates presses and proofing systems by measuring spectral data and using gray balance instead of just dot gain to achieve closer visual match between proof and press. With G7® there is a level of confidence that exists because of the certification. G7® reduces cost and turn-around times from the built-in efficiencies of the quicker make-ready