13 Mar
  • By Theresa DeSouza
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We are a Gold Certified Green America Business!

Green America_gold_web_smallDid you know in addition to being a member of the Fair Trade Federation, UPAVIM Crafts is also a Gold Certified Green America business? What does that mean, exactly?

Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Since 1982, Green America has evaluated over 8,000 small businesses.

Green Business Certification is awarded to businesses that are:

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  • Actively using their business as a tool for positive social change;
  • Operating a “values-driven” enterprise according to principles of social justice AND environmental sustainability;
  • Environmentally responsible in the way they source, manufacture, and market their products and run their operations and facilities;
  • Socially equitable and committed to extraordinary practices that benefit workers, customers, communities, and the environment; and
  • Accountable for their work by continually improving and tracking their progress, and operating with radical transparency in every facet of their business.


Gold Certified Green Businesses go above and beyond the standards in every facet of their work. They are leaders in their industries that embed social responsibility into the DNA of their company.

UPAVIM is proud to meet the Green America standards. You can shop our selection of eco-friendly gifts made from recycled materials on the UPAVIM Crafts website!