Introduction

Two Sides North America (originally called Two Sides U.S.) was launched in 2012 with members from the Graphic Communications Industry to create a forum for members to work together and share experiences; improve standards and practices; and maximize customer confidence in our products.

Our Mission Statement

Two Sides is a global initiative by companies from the Graphic Communications Industry including forestry, pulp, paper, inks and chemicals, pre-press, press, finishing, publishing, printing, envelopes and postal operators. Our common goal is to promote the sustainability of the Graphics Communications Industry and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print and paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium.

Our Vision

By uniting with common purpose behind Two Sides, the Graphic Communications Industry, led by sustainable and responsible forestry, paper production and printing, aspires to ensure that, in a world of scarce resources, print and paper's unique recyclable and renewable qualities can be enjoyed for generations to come. Two Sides is further committed to ensuring that print and paper also remains a versatile, effective and powerful means of marketing and communication, stretching the imagination and imparting knowledge.

Our Organization

We are a non-profit organization and endeavour to implement our Mission Statement and in turn will seek to reinforce confidence in the Graphic Communications Industry by:

  • Encouraging all members to support the Two Sides Mission and Principles.
  • Promoting the sustainability of the Graphic Communications Industry by publicizing the positive steps that the industry is taking to reduce its environmental impact.
  • Making available to all stakeholders, facts and information concerning the industry's sustainability.
  • Reacting to inaccurate and misleading claims made about the environmental impacts of the Graphic Communications Industry by engaging with the various communications media and clearly setting out the environmental facts.
  • Better explaining and communicating the sustainability and effectiveness of print and paper versus alternative media.
  • Seeking to be inclusive and extending membership opportunity throughout the industry.
  • Encouraging members to promote the adoption of sustainable business initiatives amongst their business partners.

We strongly support:

  • Responsible Sourcing of Materials
  • Responsible Production
  • Responsible Print and Design
  • Responsible Consumption
  • Responsible Disposal
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