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Contact our representatives (Greg Metcalfe or Richard Graham) by phone at (816) 455-4000


Our certifications don’t lie. From our underground manufacturing facility in Kansas City has achieved industry certifications in all aspects of sustainability—including economic, environmental and social.

As part of the Vanguard Companies, Great Plains Paper Tubes & Cores™ believes in the importance of incorporating world-class standards with third-party auditing and certification to avoid the risk of green washing. These certifications include:

Environmental Management – ISO 14001:2004

  • Establish an environmental policy, determine environmental impact of products/services, and set environmental objectives.

Quality Management System – ISO 9001:2008

  • Set procedures to cover all key processes, monitor processes to ensure efficiency, and facilitate continual improvement.

Occupational Health & Safety Management – OHSAS 18001:2007

  • Promote a safe and healthy work environment, identify and control health and safety hazards, and reduce potential for accidents (Occupational Health & Safety).

Chain of Custody Certifications

  • Track the flow of certified wood through the supply chain and across borders through each successive stage including processing, information, and manufacturing all the way to the final product.