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Lance and Erick Jessee
Lance Jessee, Chairman of the Board (left) and Erick Jessee, President

Why certified?

Anyone can say they are green. We want you to know our commitment is real. Every one of our products represent 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.

Big impact, small footprint.

The benefits of personal mailings far out-weigh other forms of communication. When you choose Posty Cards you can feel good knowing your results come with a low carbon footprint.

Sustainability is in the Posty Cards DNA. We have long standing corporate philosophy of minimizing our impact on the environment. As a family-owned company since 1948, we 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.

Sustainability means savings for you.

When we reuse, conserve, and generate our own power, we are not only lowering our impact on the environment - we are also lowering our costs so we can keep our everyday prices low.

Here's how:

We are powered by the sun.

  • 388 solar photovoltaic panels produce more than 20 percent of electrical needs
  • 100% of the energy we use is Green-e® certified renewable energy
  • Solar-produced hot water

We reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • TRUE® Platinum zero waste facility
  • Extensive recycling program
  • Previously used office furniture and fixtures

We conserve energy.

  • LEED® Platinum certified energy efficient headquarters and manufacturing plant
  • High-efficiency variable refrigerant volume HVAC
  • Twelve electric-vehicle charging stations
  • Extensive natural lighting, 100% LED lighting, and automatic lighting controls

We conserve water.

  • Rainwater reclamation for garden irrigation and toilet flushing
  • Multiple water retention basins and rain gardens for storm water management
  • Two-acre, native plant landscaping and rain garden
  • 'No-flow' and low-flow plumbing fixtures

We purchase responsibly.

  • We use only low-VOC paints and inks
  • Our headquarters and manufacturing plant uses 100-percent 'cradle-to-cradle' recycled carpet
  • Our products are made with FSC® paper produced by US mills
  • We use only responsibly-sourced office paper, towels, and toilet paper in our facilities
  • We use only sustainable hand soap and cleaning products in our facilities

For more information about our commitment, view our sustainability policy.

East side solar panels
A 388 solar panel installation provides more the 20% of our electricty.
Courtyard and water tank
An 8,300 gallon rain barrel collect water for irrigation and flushing toilets.
Native plants
Rain gardens and native plants are found throughout our property.
Electric vehicle charging station
Our visitor and employee parking areas include 12 vehicle charging stations.

High quality products with a low-carbon footprint.

All cards and calendars manufactured by Posty Cards are printed using soy-based inks, are recyclable, and are printed on FSC® paper and are manufactured with 100% renewable energy in our green facility.

Sustainable Sentiments

The Sustainable Sentiments® line offers a selection of business greeting cards with environmentally inspired designs to help convey your commitment to sustainability. These “green” themed options are printed on recycled, FSC® paper and come with envelopes made with 100% recycled paper.

Here's the proof.

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 we use, to our manufacturing processes and the design and operation of our entire facility, Posty Cards is certified for sustainability. So your recipients know that you made the sustainable choice, applicable logos appear on the backs of our products.

Our third-party verifications certify that we “walk the talk.”

TRUE® Zero Waste Posty Cards is certified as a platinum-level TRUE® Zero Waste facility - making it the first printing facility in the U.S. and first company in the state of Missouri to reach the platinum level through the U.S. Green Building Council's Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI®).

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. Posty Cards (FSC C116172)

Green-e® Energy Posty Cards matches 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®) 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. USGBC® and the related logo are trademarks owned by the U.S. Green Building Council® and are used with permission.

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.

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