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 Certifications & Awards

 

Elanders Americas’ focus is on the needs and demands of our clients as well as on continuously developing our processes, products and services in order to achieve total quality – in other words performing with the highest quality and efficiency on every level. Focusing only on quality is just half the battle. Our continued commitment to reduce environmental impact by striving to improve processes, production methods, and products allows us to balance the needs of our employees, clients, environment, and community.

With consistent dedication to the highest impact on quality and the lowest impact on our environment we have become certified by the following industry leading organizations in their respective fields.

Quality
G7 Master Printer Qualification
both a definition of grayscale appearance, and a calibration method for adjusting any CMYK imaging device to simulate the G7 grayscale definition. G7 yields a visual match between different imaging systems using simple 1-dimensional curves, and enables shared appearance between different printing devices or specifications when additional color management is not available.”

ISO 9001
The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards. The standards provide guidance and tools for companies and organizations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.”

Environmental
Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC ®)
“The Forest Stewardship Council is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. FSC members adhere to environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests.”

Our Davenport facility holds license code number FSC C102289
Our Acworth facility holds license code number FCS C023218

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
“SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. They work with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners, and countless other organizations and individuals who share our passion for responsible forest management.”

ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard
“The ISO 14000 family addresses various aspects of environmental management. It provides practical tools for companies and organizations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance. ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 14004:2004 focus on environmental management systems.”

Government
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
U.S. Government requires all companies involved in the manufacture, sale or distribution of goods or services covered under the United States Munitions List (USML) or a component supplier to goods covered under USML, the contractual stipulation or requirement of being  "ITAR compliant" means that the company must be registered with the State Department's DDTC (Directorate of Defense Trade Control), and the company must understand and abide by the ITAR as it applies to their USML linked goods or services. The company must register and keep their registration current, thereby certifying that they operate in accordance with the US Department of State pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

FDA
The Food and Drug Administration is a government agency responsible for the safety of food, dietary supplements, human drugs, vaccines, blood products and other biologicals, medical devices, radiation-emitting electronics, cosmetics, veterinarian products and tobacco products being sold or manufactured in the United States. The FDA also inspects and enforces regulations related to these industries. Organizations that manufacture, re-pack or re-label products in the aforementioned industries must register with the FDA

Our Kennesaw fulfillment center holds two separate registrations:
          * Food Distribution
          * Medical Device Repackaging & Distribution

Security
U.S. – EU Safe Harbor
We self-certify compliance with U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework developed by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission. The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework provides guidance for U.S. organizations on how to provide adequate protection for personal data from the EU as required by the European Union's Directive on Data Protection. An organization's self-certification of compliance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the appearance of the organization on the list pursuant to the self-certification, constitute an enforceable representation to the Department of Commerce and the public that it adheres to a privacy policy that complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework.

Awards
Through our environmental and quality certifications, as well as our dedication to our employees, Elanders is consistently recognized within our industry every year. Recent acknowledgments include:

  • 5 “Best of category” and 15 “Award of Excellence” from the Print Excellence Competition (Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia)
  • Top Gold Award for Best Catalog for the Watchtime Longines Special (Print Excellence Awards)
  • Award of Recognition for the Watchtime Longines Special (Print Industries of America)
  • Bronze Medal for the Regina Andrew Catalog (Gold Ink Awards)
  • Pewter Award for the Georgia Tech Welcome Folder (Gold Ink Awards)
  • Best of the Best workplace for fifteen years (Printing Industries of America)