Certifications

Our efforts to create a better world is something we take seriously. We test our products using the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards to ensure they break down in commercial composting facilities. This is verified by the following third-party organizations.


B Corporation

B Corporations (or B Corps) are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Currently over 2,100 companies across 50 countries and 130 industries are Certified B Corps. B Corporations are unlike traditional businesses because they:

  • Meet comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards
  • Meet higher legal accountability standards
  • Build business constituancy for good business

To learn more, click here.


USDA BioPreferred Program (Biobased Labeling)

USDA Biobased Product labels indicate that a product has been independently certified to meet USDA BioPreferred program standards for biobased content. Biobased products are composed either partly or entirely of renewable plant materials. To learn more about the USDA BioPreferred Program, please visit www.biopreferred.gov. Please find a listing of our USDA Biobased materials below.

  • Compostable Paper/PLA (Hot Cups and Bowls): 100% Biobased
  • Compostable PLA (Clamshells, Deli Containers, Cold Cups, Straws): 100% Biobased
  • Compostable Plant Fiber (Clamshells, Plates, Bowls, Trays): 100% Biobased
  • Compostable Heat Resistant Cutlery (PLA/Talc Blend): 96% Biobased

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC certification is a market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide. FSC certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The FSC label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. Please find a listing of our FSC-certified paper products below.

  • PLA-Coated Hot Paper Cups
  • PLA-Coated Hot Paper Bowls

TÜV AUSTRIA OK Compost HOME Certification

World Centric® compostable bags are certified by TÜV AUSTRIA as suitable for home composting. TÜV's "OK Compost HOME" guarantees biodegradation in your backyard or garden compost heap. Visit the TÜV AUSTRIA website to learn more.


1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global network of businesses that donate 1% of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. Over 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners. To date, the network has given away over $100 million to nonprofit organizations.

We actually give away more than this – 25% of our profits. The value of membership is for the nonprofits that we support. Every organization we donate to in the field of environmental sustainability is eligible to become a member of 1% for the Planet and connect with other member companies looking for wonderful organizations to support.


Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI)

BPI is a third-party organization that reviews and certifies compostable products that meet ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6868 conditions for compostability. To learn more about BPI, please visit www.bpiworld.com. For World Centric product certifications, click here.

The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit association of key individuals and groups from government, industry and academia. The BPI certification program applies science-based testing to prove a material will compost in a municipal or commercial facility and leave no toxic or lingering plastic residues in the soil.


  • PLA cold cups, straws, souffle cups, clamshells, and deli and take-out containers
  • Heat-resistant utensils and Zero Ware
  • Plant fiber clamshells and take-out containers, plates, trays, bowls, and souffle cups
  • Trash, kitchen and shopping bags
  • Paper cups and bowls
  • Lids for hot cups and bowls

Bay Area Green Business

The Bay Area Green Business Program distinguishes small business that protect, preserve and sustain the environment. A partnership of environmental agencies and utilities assists, offers incentives, and verifies that participating businesses conserve energy and water, minimize waste, prevent pollution, and shrink their carbon footprints.


National Minority Supplier Development Council

The National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc® (NMSDC®) is the global leader in advancing business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers in the corporate supply chain.


Green America Certified Business

Green America certifies businesses that are committed to using business as a platform for social change. Green businesses show leadership in their industry by embedding social responsibility into the DNA of their company. Green America certifies businesses that are:

  • Actively using their business as a tool for positive social change
  • Operating a "values-driven" enterprise according to principles of social justice and sustainability
  • Environmentally responsible in all facets of business
  • Socially equitable and committed to practices that benefit workers, customers, communities and the environment
  • Accountable for their work and operating with full transparency.

Reports & Test Results

Click here for a complete list of third-party reports and test results including Fair Labor Audits, Food Safety Audits, and Product Testing.