Why Polaris

Recognized for growth and innovative business. Certified for diversity, sustainability, and data security. Aligned with industry groups and diversity-focused organizations.

Polaris Direct Awards


Our certifications represent our commitment to creating the best customer experience possible, and to keeping diversity and sustainability at the forefront of our values.

WBENC Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certified through the Center for Women & Enterprise (since 2004)

Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certified through the U.S. Small Business Administration (since 2023)

HITRUST CSF Certified for information security by the Health Information Trust Alliance (since 2017)

ISO 27001 Certified by ISOQAR for Information Security (since 2012)
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Qualified by Idealliance as a G7 Master Facility with colorspace compliance (since 2021)


Our controls meet the applicable trust services criteria of SOC 2 – Type II for security, availability and confidentiality (since 2019)

Passed the rigorous TruSight risk assessment, which validates that our controls align with the financial industry’s security and privacy standards (since 2023)

SGP Certified by the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership for our sustainability best practices (since 2021)

FSC® Chain-of-Custody Certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (since 2023)

Silver medal from EcoVadis, rating the quality of our sustainability management system (since 2020)

SFI® Chain-of-Custody Certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (since 2023)

Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, A+ rating (since 2011)

Polaris Direct patented technology.


When Polaris Direct was founded in 2003, our leadership developed a business model that resulted in rapid growth. Over the following years, we added dedicated team members, nurtured innovation and creativity, and always put the customer first—and we’re honored to be recognized continually for these achievements.
Selected awards and recognition:

First place for our “Vivid Vision 2020” program at the Innovators of the Year Award ceremony hosted by Printing Impressions in conjunction with the Print Leadership Summit (2024)

Pinnacle Award for a Cross-Media Promotion, which integrated print and digital, at the PINE (Printing Industries of New England) Awards of Excellence (2023)

Pewter Award for the “Digital Printing” category in Printing Impressions’ Gold Ink Awards (2019 & 2020)

Nine-time NEDMA Award Winner for Creative Excellence, including 5 Gold Awards (2019)



WBENC-Certified Women’s Business of the Year Award from the Center for Women & Enterprise (2017)

UnitedHealth Group’s “Impact Award for Innovation”, in recognition of our significant contribution to UHG’s supplier diversity program (2016)

Ranked 10th on “Top Women-Led Businesses in NH” list by Business NH Magazine (2015)

BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics—Large Business Category (2014)

WBENC’s “WBE Star,” representing the Center for Women & Enterprise nationally (2013)

500/5000 list “Fastest-Growing Companies” ranking (2010; third consecutive year)

Business NH Magazine’s “#1 Fastest-Growing Company” in NH (2008)

“Not Your Typical Business Award,” given by Citizens Bank and New Hampshire Business Review for demonstrating leadership in commitment to customers, colleagues, and community (2007)


Polaris Direct partners with the United States Postal Service (USPS) and adheres to all rules and regulations. We are members of the following associations:

PRINTING United Alliance


American Marketing Association, Boston Chapter (AMA)

Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC)

Marketing Club of New York (now MCNY, formerly DMCNY)


Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE)

Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S)

New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts (NHBCA)


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