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SUSTAINABILITY


Our companies are committed to sustaining the environment through maintaining ecologically healthy forestry practices, habitat protection and non-hazardous wood fiber production practices. Each company is certified by some or all of the following forest sustainability groups:


Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

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PEFC’s Chain of Custody (CoC) certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product. CoC exists for companies that manufacture, process or trade in timber or non-timber forest products. Each manufacturing step in the CoC must follow ecologically responsible practices.


Rainforest Alliance

This independent organization works to ensure that millions of acres of working forests, farms, ranchlands and hotel properties are managed according to rigorous sustainability standards. The Rainforest Alliance is one of the founders of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). It is the largest FSC-accredited certifier, and has certified the greatest number of community and indigenous operations to FSC standards.


Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

SFI Inc. is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. SFI works with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners and other organizations and individuals. Its forest certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with exceptional conservation value.


SFI CoC certification is an accounting system that tracks fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product. The standard is used widely across North America to ensure a steady supply of wood and paper products from legal and responsible sources.


Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC certification is a voluntary, 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.


Obtaining CoC certification through SFI and/or FSC requires the printer to develop written procedures for managing and handling certified paper and to keep appropriate records demonstrating that procedures are being followed. In addition, the printer must train employees with regard to these procedures. Finally, annual on-site audits are required to maintain “certified” status.