RACG provides FSC® Chain of Custody Certification for Graphic Communications companies with wood products sales of up to $100 million

Why RACG

Regional Affiliate Certificate Group is a program developed and offered by participating regional PIA Affiliates. This means that RACG has an intimate knowledge of the print industry, what printers face each day, and what printers need to make their life easier. The goal of RACG is to make certification as simple, straightforward, and inexpensive as possible, while providing participants with a highly organized and efficient process.

A group certificate is different than a single certificate. Single certification requires independent development of systems; often without the expert support and comprehensive systems available to group participants. Couple that with the cost of single certification, which is generally double that of RACG participants, and RACG is clearly a superior alternative.

Participation in RACG provides:

  • Lowest certification cost available

  • Continuous trademark support throughout the year

  • Fast response times on trademark approval requests

  • Process documentation that is as close to fill in the blank as you can get

  • Assistance from trained audit staff and FSC specialists

  • Quick, easy, Affiliate assisted enrollment

  • Participant only training, webinars, and updates


Additionally, Member Firms have access to the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ Seal (RAC Seal, or 'the Frog' seal) for use, in conjunction with the FSC® label, on customer pieces.