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May 27, 2017

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Posty Cards is Certified for Sustainability

Lance and Erick Jessee

When you send a Posty Cards greeting, your message says scores about your support for sustainability.

Each card represents Posty Cards’ efforts to reduce energy and water use, employ renewable energy, print on recycled and sustainably sourced paper, use plant-based ink, and help educate the community on environmental sustainability.

Posty Cards has a corporate philosophy of minimizing its impact on the environment. As a family-owned company since 1942, its owners and employees are committed to creating the highest quality greeting cards with the smallest carbon footprint. That means everything - from paper to printing - is done in the most sustainable way possible.

Recognized nationally by many sustainability certification programs, Posty Cards strives to be a model for what is possible for eco-friendly businesses. From the materials, to the manufacturing processes and the design and operation of the entire facility, Posty Cards is certified for sustainability.

Sustainability achievements are ongoing

A tour through the Posty Cards manufacturing plant will showcase these sustainability efforts:

  • 388 solar photovoltaic panels that produce more than 20 percent of electrical needs
  • Zero-waste facility
  • Extensive recycling program
  • Solar-produced hot water
  • High-efficiency variable refrigerant volume HVAC
  • Six electric-vehicle charging stations
  • Extensive natural lighting, LED fixtures and automatic lighting controls
  • Rainwater reclamation for garden irrigation and toilet flushing
  • Water retention basin for storm water management
  • Two-acre, native plant landscaping and rain garden
  • Low VOC paint
  • 100-percent recycled carpet
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures
  • Previously used office furnishings
East side solar panelsCourtyard and water tank Native plantsElectric vehicle charging station

High-quality products have a low-carbon footprint

All cards and calendars manufactured by Posty Cards are printed using soy-based inks, are recyclable, and are printed on recycled or FSC® certified paper.

Sustainable Sentiments

The Sustainable Sentiments® line offers an extensive selection of environmentally friendly themed business greeting cards.

The collection includes birthday, holiday, thank you, anniversary and sympathy cards designed for businesses to send to clients or employees. These cards are printed with soy ink on recycled paper, include 100-percent recycled paper envelopes and feature a “green” theme that helps convey your commitment to sustainability.

Find sustainability certifications that count

Posty Cards has worked diligently to obtain third-party verification of its sustainability efforts. These government and nationally recognized organizations continually certify that we “walk the talk.”

American Forests To celebrate Earth Day, every customer order during April is acknowledged with a tree planted through American Forests, the oldest national, non-profit conservation organization in the United States.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) The FSC® certification is recognized internationally for ensuring that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. The FSC® certification at Posty Cards ensures FSC® standards are met for paper from the forest to the presses.

Green-e Energy Posty Cards offsets 100 percent of its non-renewable energy use with certified renewable energy certificates using Green-e verified certification. Green-e is the nation’s leading independent consumer protection program for the sale of renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction credits.

Kansas City Power & Light Co. Clean Charge Network Partner In 2010, Posty Cards installed the first privately owned electric charging station in Kansas City. In 2015, the company partnered with KCPL as it installed 1,000 charging stations, the largest number for any U.S. city.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum (USGBC) The U.S. Green Building Council certifies the highest levels of building sustainability through its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Posty Cards was one of the first manufacturing plants in the country to be certified at the highest Platinum level. The certification recognizes the extensive sustainability efforts Posty Cards made during an expansion in 2010 that doubled the size of the facility, while keeping energy use the same.

PEFC

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) As the world’s leading forest certification organization, PEFC works internationally to promote sustainable forest management and ensure certified companies are using sustainably managed wood throughout the chain-of-custody process.

Sustainable Circles Leader Posty Cards was chosen to participate in the first Sustainability Circles program in Kansas City in 2015 and developed a five-year Sustainability Action Plan for the company.

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certification (SFI) SFI certification ensures forest health and better management of forest resources, and requires certified partners like Posty Cards to support forestry research.

Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) SGP is the leading comprehensive sustainability certifier of print facilities nationwide working to encourage printing companies to reduce their environmental impact.

U.S. Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge Partner Posty Cards joins companies across the country in pledging to provide electric vehicle charging stations for their employees and the public.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partnership The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program of organizations like Posty Cards that commit to using clean energy for electrical use.