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Let’s break down the environmental features and certifications that appear in our product assortment.

AP-certified nontoxic

Scientifically certified as safe for humans by ACMI.

Where you’ll find it:
Writing instruments and drawing supplies

Bio-based/agricultural wastes/rapidly renewable

Bio-based products are made with renewable alternatives (e.g., corn-based plastics) and rapidly renewable products include agricultural residues as well as crops such as bamboo, cork, wheat straw, and sugarcane waste.

Where you’ll find it:
All product categories

BPI-certified compostable

Certification that products meet ASTM D6400 or D6868 standards for biodegradability when composted.

Where you’ll find it:
Disposable plates & cups and disposable cutlery

Cradle to Cradle™

Certifies products to four levels (basic, silver, gold, platinum) based on product life cycle eco impacts.

Where you’ll find it:
Furniture and cleaning chemicals.

ECOLOGO Certified products

UL ECOLOGO sets standards and certifies products that are eco-preferable across the entire product life cycle.

Where you’ll find it:
Janitorial paper, cleaning chemicals and ink & toners.

EPA Energy Star

Product has been qualified as meeting U.S. EPA and Department of Energy standards for energy efficiency.

Where you’ll find it:
Computers & tablets, printers & scanners, office equipment and lamps & lightning.

EPA Safer Choice

U.S. EPA Safer Choice program identifies commercial cleaning and maintenance products with improved environmental and human health characteristics.

Where you’ll find it:
Cleaning chemicals, laundry detergent, hand soaps and sanitizers.

EPEAT electronics certification

EPEAT qualifies computers and displays, imaging equipment and TVs to three levels (bronze, silver, gold) based on design.

Where you’ll find it:
Computers & tablets, printers & scanners, office equipment and audio & TV.

Fair Trade Certified™

Certified products/companies must buy from certified farms and organizations, pay Fair Trade prices and premiums and submit to rigorous supply chain audits.

Where you’ll find it:
Coffee, K-Cup pods, and tea.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefit.

Where you’ll find it:
Paper and wood furniture.


Furniture certified to reduce indoor air pollution from product off-gassing.

Where you’ll find it:

Green Seal™

Green Seal certifies products that are holistically designed to be environmentally responsible, including commercial and industrial cleaning products and copy and print paper.

Where you’ll find it:
Janitorial paper and cleaning chemicals.

Indoor Advantage Gold

Furniture certified to meet strict standards for reduced indoor air pollution.

Where you’ll find it:


Certifies conformance to the ANSI/BIFMA e3 furniture sustainability standard. Products are certified to the levels 1, 2 or 3.

Where you’ll find it:

Rainforest Alliance Certified™

Product meets comprehensive standards that protect the environment and promote the rights and well-being of workers, their families and communities.

Where you’ll find it:
Coffee, K-Cup pods, tea and paper.


Recycled content is defined as material that has been diverted and recovered from the waste stream. Post-consumer is the portion coming from end consumers. Recycled content does not include manufacturing scraps typically reused in a production process.

Where you’ll find it:
All product categories.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

SFI is a program to certify that paper and wood products come from forests managed to protect the environment.

Where you’ll find it:
Wood furniture and paper.

USDA Organic

USDA Organic certification identifies products that meet USDA standards for organic farming practices.

Where you’ll find it:
Coffee, K-Cup and tea.