Our Sustainable Forestry Initiative® chain-of-custody certification in our North American and Dominican Republic facilities signifies that the SFI® certified paperboard we use for our products is made using wood pulp from healthy, well-managed forests in North America.
What is this?
Across Canada and the United States, 280 million acres (110 million hectares) are certified to the SFI forest management standard, the largest single forest standard in the world.
The SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally.
Why is it important?
Sustainable forest management is an important part of sustainability and profitability. Forests are a renewable resource and forests that have plentiful trees to provide wood for paperboard companies keep our costs down. Sustainability means that generations will enjoy our forests for many years to come.