Jostens is committed to a consistent and easily applicable approach to new sustainable product development. Existing product stewardship allows us to evaluate and take steps towards reducing the product's environmental impact at each stage of its life.
The majority of Jostens caps and gowns are packaged in plastic packaging that contains ECM Bio Films™, a material designed to facilitate the decomposition process.
For the past several years Jostens has been striving to have most cardboard packaging, office paper and marketing materials contain either recycled or FSC® or SFI® certified paper. Many marketing materials and some product package inserts are now printed using soy ink. Our goal is to have all packaging used by the company to be eco-friendly by 2015.
Sustainable Product Development
Jostens is incorporating sustainability reviews as a key component of a new product development process. Our goal is to ensure that every new product that we bring to market maximizes its potential for sustainable options in materials, manufacturing processes, packaging, marketing options and end of life disposal.
Jostens also diligently reviews existing and impending environmental regulations in all areas of our operations and product marketing to ensure full compliance.
Third Party Certifications
Jostens strives to validate its environmental efforts with credible organizations and interest groups that are able to certify our progress to greater environmental sustainability. To date, we have been able to achieve several important certifications and recognitions.
USDA BioPreferred℠ Biobased Certification
Fabric used in the Elements Collection cap, gown and hood shell has been certified as a USDA certified biobased product.
Recognition and Thanks from Asset Recovery Corporation, the Tekne Green Company Award Winner
In 2011, Jostens received a plaque of deep appreciation for their commitment to the environment from Asset Recovery Corporation. Asset Recovery provides 'End-of-life Solutions' for Computers and Electronics, and won the Green Award at the 2010 Tekne Awards.
Jostens Recycles Computers and Electronics to Asset Recovery Corporation. From 2009 to the present, Jostens has recycled:
158,845 pounds of electronics, resulting in offsetting greenhouse gases emitted by 154 cars for 1 year.
ENERGY STAR Certification
Jostens corporate headquaters in Minneapolis, MN is in an ENERGY STAR certified building.