1 ton recycled
Sourced from MIT Recycling Facts

Golden West Packaging's Sustainability Stats Since 2019

251,060

Tons of paper recycled

4,268,033

Mature Trees Saved

1,029,349,111

Kw-hrs of Electricity Saved

116,241,131

Gallons of Oil Saved

1,757,425,311

Gallons of Water Saved

842,903,701

Cubic Yards of Landfill Space Removed

Sustainability is a part of everything we do.

Golden West not only reduces material usage through thoughtful design, but also utilizes responsibly sourced and managed raw materials. We are also one of the largest paper recyclers in the west which closes the loop on our 360 ° commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists, among others that combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality. The SFI® program was developed in 1994 to ensure North America's valuable forests were protected and to document the commitment of forest products industry members to keep our forests healthy and to practice the highest level of sustainable forestry.

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Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) established a forest management certification program to ensure that products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. FSC is an international membership organization with members coming from diverse backgrounds including environmental NGOs, the timber industry and trade, community forest groups and forest certification organizations. FSC developed a set of 10 Principles and 57 Criteria for forest management that are applicable to all FSC-certified forests throughout the world.

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International Organization for Standardization

ISO 9001 Specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:
a) needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and
b) aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

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THE CALIFORNIA TRANSPARENCY ACT

We conduct quality and other audits of certain suppliers and have not discovered anything that would lead us to conclude that any of them are not in compliance with all applicable laws.

To date, we have not conducted audits of suppliers to evaluate supplier compliance with company standards for human trafficking and slavery in supply chains.

We do not conduct independent, unannounced audits of suppliers to verify compliance with such laws or company standards. We rely on the government to ensure compliance with federal and local laws regarding slavery and human trafficking.

We have a code of business conduct that requires all employees to comply with applicable laws in the conduct of their employment responsibilities.

We would not engage contractors if we are aware that they were not in compliance with applicable laws concerning slavery and human trafficking.

We have not, to date, maintained specific internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking.

We do not, as yet, engage in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery.

We do not verify compliance by means of a third-party audit or other review.