Third-Party Certifications

It’s not enough to tell you how sustainable our products are, we prove it via third-party certifications to ensure you know what you’re getting.

Here is a list and overview of some of our certifications:

FSC® Certified

FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council®, ensures the health of the world’s forests for future generations. FSC Chain of Custody Certification traces wood-based products through the supply chain from forest to end-user. When you see that logo, you know that when we use wood in our products, it is sourced responsibly. The Forest Stewardship Council is on a mission to protect healthy, resilient forests for all.

Learn more by visiting their site.

USDA Biopreferred®

The aim of the USDA biopreferred label is to help consumers find and compare biobased products available for purchase. When you select a biobased product, you can have confidence that both the USDA and the federal government support the accuracy of the stated percentage of biobased ingredients on the label. BioPreferred is a voluntary labeling system that identifies products made primarily of biological or agricultural materials.

For more info, click here to visit the USDA Biopreferred site.


DfE Certified

Design for the Environment (DFE) is an EPA partnership program. The EPA states, “EPA’s DfE logo helps consumers and commercial buyers identify antimicrobial products that meet the health and safety standards of the pesticide registration process required by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as well as other rigorous criteria required by the agency.” The DfE label identifies cleaners that are safer for people and the environment.

Click here to learn more.


ASTM Certified

As the ASTM states, “With the proliferation of green measurement systems and labels, there is a growing need to understand the true impact of a product on the environment. Environmental product declarations (EPDs) provide quantifiable environmental data to compare products that fulfill the same function. In order to create comparable EPDs, they must follow the same rules and guidelines called product category rules (PCR).

Our pulp bleaching process uses Hydrogen Peroxide, a much safer alternative to elemental chlorine gas. Recycled products are Processed Chlorine Free (PCF).

Learn more about the ASTM here.


Cedar Grove Certified

Cedar Grove recycles 350,000 tons of yard and food waste into compost from landfills every year.

CMA and its affiliated partners provide a program of technical review and field testing of compostable products to determine their true feasibility as food related feedstock when shipped to fully permitted industrial composting facilities.

To learn more, click here.