Skechers is making a variety of claims on the sustainability of its packaging. Apparently, the Californian shoe brand has reduced the plastic in it by 85 percent and limited the plastic in its foot forms to 10 percent. All of this plastic is, with the right local infrastructure, recyclable. In addition, about 99 percent of its branded shoeboxes meet the sourcing standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) – a non-profit organization with international headquarters in Bonn, Germany, and a U.S. office in Minneapolis, Minnesota – and 94 percent of them are recyclable, as are all of the company's tissue paper and the master cartons in its factories. The printing on these materials is done with soy- or water-based ink. Meanwhile, the outbound shipping cartons used by the distribution centers that handle about 90 percent of Skechers' business are made with 96 to 100 percent recyclable materials and are entirely recyclable. The company has sought or is seeking Leed Gold certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) for a number of facilities, such as the Moreno Valley distribution center (for North America) and the offices slated to open next year in Manhattan and Hermosa Beach, California.