Certifications & Awards

Recognized for growth and innovative business; certified for diversity, sustainability, and data security.

Our certifications represent our commitment to diversity, sustainability, and data security—all of which reflect a dedication to creating the best customer experience possible.


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


Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Certified through the Center for Women & Enterprise (since 2023) (view certification)


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


ISO 27001 Certified by ISOQAR for Information Security (since 2012) (view certificationread more about data security)

SOC 2 Type II Compliant

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

TruSight Risk Assessment

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

G7 Master Colorspace

Qualified by Idealliance as a G7 Master Facility with colorspace compliance (since 2021) (view certification)


Polaris Direct patented technology (view patent)

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

FSC Chain-of-Custody

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

SFI Chain-of-Custody

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

EcoVadis Silver 2023

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

Accredited member of the Better Business Bureau, A+ rating (since 2011) (view our BBB profile)

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)

PINE Awards of Excellence

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

Gold Ink Awards

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

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


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

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

Business NH Magazine

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

BBB Torch Award

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)

BNH Top 100

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

Citizen's Bank Not Your Typical Business Award

“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)