1 ton recycled
Sourced from MIT Recycling Facts

Golden West's Sustainable Packaging Stats Since 2019


Tons of paper recycled


Mature Trees Saved


Kw-hrs of Electricity Saved


Gallons of Oil Saved


Gallons of Water Saved


Cubic Yards of Landfill Space Removed

Sustainability is a part of everything we do.

As a sustainable packaging company, 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.


EcoVadis is a global platform that assesses and rates companies' sustainability performance based on environmental, social, and ethical criteria. The platform provides organizations across various industries with a comprehensive evaluation, offering a scorecard that reflects their commitment to responsible business practices, including environmental impact, labor and human rights, fair business conduct, and sustainable procurement. EcoVadis aims to promote transparency and accountability, enabling companies to benchmark their sustainability efforts, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions in selecting partners who align with their environmental and social responsibility goals, particularly in the context of supply chain management.

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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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G7® is Idealliance's global industry-leading set of specifications for achieving visual similarity across all print processes. Idealliance certifies our industry’s most knowledgeable experts to qualify leading providers of print, creative, and prepress services in the G7 methodology. The G7 method outlines an easy-to-follow recipe for implementing ISO printing standards and additional metrics. The result is a simple but powerful way to match from proof to press.

  • G7 is a method to ensure a similar appearance across multiple devices
  • G7 is used to consistently hit desired color targets
  • G7 is designed to align all processes, substrates, and inks
  • G7 is a global specification for targeting gray balance


G7 Master Qualification is granted to a physical facility. G7 Master Status indicates that the facility has calibrated certain equipment and systems to G7 gray balance and neutral tone curves and is capable of delivering G7 proofs and print products. While many G7 Masters are printing companies, other graphic solutions providers such as creative and premedia providers may also be qualified as G7 Masters.

G7 Masters are…
  • Skilled, tested, and proven leaders in print production
  • Users of global standards to match proof-to-print across any process, ink, or substrate
  • Committed to reducing costs, speeding product to market, and improving their client's brand image
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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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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.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1200

Assembly Bill (AB) 1200

On October 5, 2021, California Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1200 into law. This bill bans all plant fiber-based food packaging containing PFAS that are either intentionally added or present at levels exceeding 100 parts per million total fluorine, beginning January 1, 2023.

This letter serves as confirmation that Golden West Packaging Group is in compliance with this new law and PFAS are never intentionally added to our finished goods during the manufacturing process.

Please always contact your salesperson with questions or concerns.

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Assembly Bill (AB) 1200

Illuminators Educational Foundation

The Illuminators is a notable organization of vendors and suppliers within the grocery industry, founded in September 1928. Their mission is to foster and strengthen key relationships within the grocery sector, offer opportunities for education and leadership development, and extend support to the Illuminators Educational Foundation. They aspire to become the most admired grocery organization of vendors and suppliers in America, demonstrating a long-standing commitment to their industry involvement, offering opportunities for learning and personal growth, and dedicating themselves to their purpose through various committees and scholarship programs. Their rich history is marked by a "Who's Who" of industry leaders who have consistently contributed to creating an atmosphere of camaraderie within the retail food industry.

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