FSC®

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) chain-of-custody certification in our North American and Dominican Republic facilities ensures we use products from well managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

What is this?

The Forest Stewardship Council is a voluntary program that sets standards for responsible forest management.

More than 380 million acres of forest are in FSC's certified system, 150 million acres alone across the United States and Canada. Beyond protecting the trees, the FSC's forest management standards help prevent loss of forest cover, prohibit highly hazardous chemicals and expand protection of water quality.

Why is it important?

The average American uses nearly six trees' worth of paper each year. While some want to eliminate the use of paper products altogether, paper products are a necessary part of daily life. The FSC was established to ensure forests are properly managed by working with organizations like the Sierra Club, the World Wildlife Fund, National Wildlife Foundation and more to strike the balance between the market demand for paper products and managing our planet's forests.