Certifications & Affiliations

Thoro continues to seek affiliations and certifications that are consistent with its company standards and ethics. The following certifications and affiliations are in place to ensure we are maintaining the highest levels of social and ecological responsibility for ourselves and our customers.

Thoro is ISO 9001:2015 certified under the Autajon Group. This certifies that Thoro’s quality management system meets the strictest requirements of ISO standards.

ISO Certification provides you the assurance that the products manufactured by Thoro Packaging will meet your expectations and requirements.

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Thoro Packaging manufactures all folding cartons using 100% REC (Renewable Energy Credits). Through natureOffice, Inc, Thoro purchases enough certified renewable energy credits (REC) to offset all energy used by our facility. This REC purchase guarantees that an equal amount of renewable energy is delivered to the electric grid and provides additional revenue to help keep existing renewable energy REC (Renewable Energy Credits) projects operational, while also growing renewable energy markets. The folding cartons you purchase from Thoro make a positive impact on the environment, and help to protect natural resources. You can print the Wind Power logo on you cartons to communicate to your customers your commitment to sustainability.

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FSC-Promo-Use-Portrait-Black-WhiteThoro is FSC® Certified. This certification from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) guarantees that all paperboard sourced by Thoro comes from well managed forests. By creating demand for products from responsibly managed forests, FSC® is helping protect forests for future generations. In fact, today, more than 40,000 American family forest owners are FSC® certified. When we purchase products with the FSC® logo, we are saying to the landowner, “thank you for taking care of your forest.” Thoro customers can also choose to use the FSC® logo on their packaging made from certified board, to communicate to their customers their commitment to environmental sustainability. By purchasing cartons made from FSC® certified paperboard, you are helping to protect forests.

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g7masterThoro Packaging is a G7 Master Printer, and all presses are G7 certified or compliant, from proof to printed sheet. Thoro uses the most modern technology to calibrate all presses to match, and implements process controls to ensure that the proof matches the printed piece, and that any color corrections can be adjusted before going to press. This guarantees that your colors will be matched every time, from proof to printed sheet.

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Thoro offers eco-friendly printing with vegetable inks. Vegetable-based inks are made with renewable resources such as soy, linseed, and corn. From production of the raw materials through the disposal or recycling of the finished product, the negative impact on the environment is significantly minimized.

Thoro Packaging is an authorized licensee of the Soy Ink logo, allowing you to use the SoySeal on cartons printed with soy inks. Soy ink is made from soy beans and is an environmentally friendly option to consider for your packaging without comprising the color and clarity of your printed graphics.

Thoro complies with current good manufacturing practices (cGMP).

Thoro uses 100%  Low VOC Solvents, resulting in CLEANER AIR. 100% of Thoro’s solvents have 100 grams per liter or less of VOCs. The industry standard is over 500 grams per liter.

Thoro Packaging is a member of the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers. It is through the NAPIM Bio-derived Renewable Content (BRC) program that we offer our Renewable Content Labelling. These labels communicate the degree to which bio-derived and renewable resourced materials are contained within our printing inks.

Thoro Packaging offers carbon neutral printing. Thoro has partnered with German based natureOffice, through their USA program, to offer our customers the option of certifying their print jobs as carbon neutral. Carbon neutral printing reduces greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide) emissions; decreases the use of raw materials, shipping and energy consumption; and reduces toxic waste. Each certified job is assigned a unique tracking number. You can print your certification number logo on your cartons to communicate to your customers your commitment to the environment.

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Thoro is a member of the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC), the leading trade association serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging. The PPC works to grow, promote and protect the paperboard packaging industry, educating the government and the public on the benefits of paperboard packaging. Providing tools and resources for members and their customers, the PPC also offers free licensed use of the Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo. You can print the Paperboard Packaging Recyclable logo on your cartons informing your customers that your packaging can, and should be recycled.

green_powerThoro is a Green Power Partner. The Green Power Partnership is a voluntary program that encourages organizations to use green power as a way to reduce the environmental impacts associated with conventional electricity use. The Partnership currently has more than 1,400 Partner organizations voluntarily using billions of kilowatt-hours of green power annually. Partners include a wide variety of leading organizations such as Fortune 500® companies, small and medium sized businesses, local, state, and federal governments, and colleges and universities.

The use of 100% wind power at our facility supports a renewable energy resource that creates proven environmental benefits. Thoro Packaging purchases enough renewable energy credits (RECs) to offset all energy used by its facility, and now those credits are sourced 100% from wind energy. These RECs financially support the development of new renewable electricity production in the form of wind power. Energy diversity is increased, and dependence on foreign energy sources is reduced. This also enables Thoro’s customers to print “Cartons Produced with 100% Wind Power” on their packaging.

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