We take a holistic approach to our green initiatives rather than just looking at one dimension. While utilizing paper from responsibly managed forests is important, it is more than just paper. It's the products we use, the processes we employ, and the environment in which we operate.

Environmental Policy

John Roberts is committed to managing all of its operations in an environmentally sound manner. 

We intend to involve our employees, our suppliers, and our customers in the principle that conducting business at the expense of the environment around us is simply unacceptable.

Through awareness, understanding, education, and action, we will minimize our intrusion on the environment.


Sustainability Policy

John Roberts will continue to advance the philosophy of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" by implementing policies and practices that reduce waste and emissions, conserve energy, water, and materials, and lessen our overall environmental impact.

We are committed to maintain and/or exceed regulatory compliance with environmental, health, safety and labor laws, and regulations.

John Roberts will promote awareness of our sustainability goals with our employees and our customers and reinforce the value of sustainable printing.

We will share information on our environmental activities and accomplishments as well as collaborate with the community at large in cooperative efforts to provide a healthy regional environment.


sgpSustainable Green Printing Partnership

John Roberts is the first commercial printer to be verified as a Sustainable Green Printer (SGP). The mission of the SGP Partnership is to encourage and promote participation in the worldwide movement to reduce the environmental impact and increase social responsibility through sustainable green printing practices.


fscForest Stewardship CouncilTM

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests. At John Roberts, participating in this and other certification programs reinforces our commitment to environmental stewardship.


traRainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance is the independent third-party certifying organization through which we obtained our FSC certification. Their mission is to work toward conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods by transforming land use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.


printed-with-soy-inkPrinted With Soy Ink

John Roberts' in-house ink supplier, Ink Systems, Inc., manufactures a soy-based ink using a mixture of vegetable oils.


green-power-partnerGreen Power Partnership

The EPA Green Power Partnership is an alliance between the EPA and companies throughout the country that support the procurement of green power (wind, water, etc.) with the EPA offering technical tools and resource.


climate-leadershipClimate Leadership

The EPA Climate Leaders program is a partnership to help develop strategies that will identify each organization's impact on the environment and then develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


minnesota-waste-wiseMinnesota Waste Wise

Minnesota Waste Wise was created in 1994 as the result of a partnership between the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the state of Minnesota's Office of Environmental Assistance. It is a program that provides confidential, non-regulatory waste reduction and recycling services to Minnesota businesses.


inkRecycled Ink

At John Roberts we are committed to recycling 100% of all re-usable ink. We recycle/reuse our web process inks to reformulate black ink which contains a minimum of 50% recycled ink.


windWind Energy

Used by customers who request that the pieces be printed using wind power.


recycledRecycled Paper

Printed on Recycled Paper.