6.4
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New Leaf Paper Premium Business Envelopes 100% Recycled

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7.7

Environment

This company's environmental policies, practices and performance place it among the best 5% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 8.0

    Core Company Environmental Performance

    Summary evaluation of a company's overall environmental performance, considering its management policies and practices; resource use; environmental impacts; and degree of environmental transparency.

    Rating: 8.0 out of 10

    • 8.2

      Transparency

      Summary evaluation of the amount of data a company makes public for assessing its environmental practices and performance.

      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 8.2 out of 10

    • 8.1

      Environmental Management

      Evaluation of a company's environmental management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.

      Rating: 8.1 out of 10

      • 10

        Leading Edge Practices

        Indicates a company's leading environmental efforts; based on awards and certifications, external initiatives, and exemplary policies.

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 10 out of 10

      • 6.1

        Governance

        Summary evaluation of a company's governance capabilities, considering its policies and practices, environmental reporting activities, and management of its supply chain.

        Rating: 6.1 out of 10

        • 10

          Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's environmental policies.

          Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 10

            Environmental Policies

            • 10

              Awards and Certifications

              Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass environmental policy.

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 10 out of 10

            • 8.0

              Policies

              Indicates the strength of a company's environmental management policies.

              GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

              Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 5.0

          Reporting

          Indicates the strength of a company's policies and practices relating to environmental reporting.

          Rating: 5.0 out of 10

          • 5.0

            Policies and Practices, Reporting Policy

            Indicates whether a company reports on environmental initiatives using accepted global standards

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 5.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Supply Chain

          Indicates the strength of a company's policies and practices relating to the environmental impacts of its supply chain.

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

          • 4.0

            Policies and Practices, Supply Chain Policy

            This indicates how a company incorporates environmental considerations and policy into its supply chain

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 8.0

      Resource Use

      Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to resouce use, considering energy, water and materials.

      Rating: 8.0 out of 10

      • 10

        Energy

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to energy use.

        Rating: 10 out of 10

        • 10

          Policies and Practices

          • 10

            Energy Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass energy policy or management.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Energy Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's energy policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 7.0

        Materials

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to materials use.

        Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 7.0

          Policies and Practices, Materials Policy

          Indicates whether a company has a comprehensive policy relating to materials management and reduction

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 7.0

        Water

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices related to water use.

        Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 7.0

          Policies and Practices, Water Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's water policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 7.0 out of 10

    • 8.0

      Environmental Impacts

      Summary evaluation of a company's environmental impacts, considering its policies and practices relating to air and water emissions, waste management and biodiversity.

      Rating: 8.0 out of 10

      • 10

        Biodiversity

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices relating to biodiversity and ecosystem impacts.

        Rating: 10 out of 10

        • 10

          Policies and Practices

          • 10

            Biodiversity Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass biodiversity.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Biodiversity Policy

            Indicates the strength of a company's biodiversity policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 7.5

        Emissions

        Summary evaluation of a company's policies and practices relating to air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and waste management.

        Rating: 7.5 out of 10

        • 10

          Greenhouse Gases, Policies and Practices

          • 10

            Greenhouse Gas Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass greenhouse gasses.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 6.0

            Greenhouse Gas Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's greenhouse gas policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 6.0 out of 10

        • 10

          Water Pollution, Policies and Practices

          • 10

            Water Pollution Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass wastewater.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 7.0

            Water Pollution Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's wastewater policies.

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 7.0 out of 10

        • 6.0

          Waste, Waste Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's solid waste policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 6.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Criteria and Hazardous Air Pollutants, Air Pollution Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's toxic air pollutant (e.g. NOx, SOx, PM) policies.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

  • 7.6

    Product

    • 10

      Recycled Content Index

      A single variable that encompasses a product's postconsumer and preconsumer recycled content.

      Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 10

      Paper Bleaching Process

      Paper Products' Bleaching Processes.

      GoodGuide, Paper Attributes

      Rating: 10 out of 10

    • 2.0

      Certifications, No Certifications

      Paper Products that have no certifications

      Multiple Paper Certifications, Non-certified Paper

      Rating: 2.0 out of 10

5.2

Society

This company's social policies, practices and performance place it among the best 50% of companies rated by GoodGuide.
  • 5.2

    Core Company Social Performance

    Summary evaluation of a company's overall social performance, considering its management policies and practices; impacts on workers, consumers and communities; and degree of social transparency.

    Rating: 5.2 out of 10

    • 8.1

      Management

      Evaluation of a company's social management, considering how it is governed and whether it exhibits any leading edge practices or is involved in any controversies or compliance issues.

      Rating: 8.1 out of 10

      • 10

        Leading Edge Practices

        Indicates a company's leading social efforts; based on awards and certifications, external initiatives, and exemplary policies.

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 10 out of 10

      • 6.1

        Governance

        • 10

          Policies, Policies and Practices

          • 10

            Social Governance Policy Awards and Certifications

            Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass social governance policy

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 10 out of 10

          • 8.0

            Social Governance Policies

            Indicates the strength of a company's social governance policies

            GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

            Rating: 8.0 out of 10

        • 5.0

          Reporting, Social Issue Reporting Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's social reporting policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 5.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Supply Chain, Supply Chain Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's social supply chain policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 7.0

      Community

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to communities, considering its management policies and practices; community relationships; stakeholder engagement activities; and public policy positions.

      Rating: 7.0 out of 10

      • 10

        Community Relationships, Policies and Practices

        • 10

          Community Relations Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass community relations

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 10 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Community Relations Policy

          Indicates the strength of the company's community relations policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Stakeholder Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement Policy

        Indicates the strength of a company's stakeholder engagement policies

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 5.5

      Workers

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to workers, considering its management policies and practices; diversity & equal opportunity record; and human rights issues.

      Rating: 5.5 out of 10

      • 10

        General, Policies and Practices

        • 10

          Worker Awards and Certifications

          Indicates if the company has received any awards or certifications that encompass general worker treatment.

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 10 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's general worker policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Health & Safety Policy

        Indicates the strength of a company's occupational health and safety policies

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Human Rights

        • 4.0

          General Human Rights, Human Rights Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's human rights policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's freedom of association and collective bargaining policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Child Labor, Child Labor Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's child labor policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Forced and Compulsory Labor, Forced and Compulsory Labor Policies

          Indicates the strength of a company's forced and compulsory labor policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

        • 4.0

          Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Rights Policy

          Indicates the strength of a company's indigenous rights policies

          GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

          Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Policies

        Indicates the strength of a company's policy on diversity, equal opportunity and non-discrimination

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 4.0

      Consumers

      Summary evaluation of a company's performance relating to consumers, considering its management policies and practices; health & safety record; and product marketing and labeling practices.

      Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Customer Health and Safety, Customer Health & Safety Policy

        Indicates the strength of a company's customer health and safety policy

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

      • 4.0

        Marketing Communications, Marketing Policy

        Indicates the strength of a company's marketing policy

        GoodGuide, Environmental and Social Company Assessments

        Rating: 4.0 out of 10

    • 1.3

      Transparency

      Summary evaluation of the amount of data a company makes public for assessing its social practices and performance.

      GoodGuide, Transparency

      Rating: 1.3 out of 10

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