Certifiably
sustainable

Our certifications don’t lie. From our underground manufacturing facility in Kansas City to a repurposed cabin in Bentonville, Arkansas, we have achieved industry certifications in all aspects of sustainability—including economic, environmental and social.

Vanguard believes in the importance of incorporating world-class standards with third-party auditing and certification to avoid the risk of green washing. These certifications include:

Environmental Sustainability – ISO 14001:2015

  • Establish an environmental policy, determine environmental impact of products/services, and set environmental objectives.

Economic Sustainability – ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Mgmt System)

  • Set procedures to cover all key processes, monitor processes to ensure efficiency, and facilitate continual improvement.

Social Sustainability – OHSAS 18001:2007

  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment, identify and control health and safety hazards; and reduce potential for accidents (Occupational Health & Safety).

FSC & SFI Chain of Custody Certifications

Track the flow of certified wood through the supply chain and across borders through each successive stage including processing, information and manufacturing all the way to the final product.

BRC Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Issue 5

Direct and indirect food contact packaging certified. Able to meet customer requirements interested in food packaging through a globally recognized set of food safety standards.

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