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May 1, 2008 12:00 AM
“There are 46 forest certification programs, but only
three are widely used by printers — Forest Stewardship
Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). To use any of
these trademarks, a printer must obtain a ‘Chain of
Custody’ certification guaranteeing its products are
traceable to their origin and managed sustainably. To obtain it,
printers must establish a documented paper management plan, and a
tracking and training system audited by an independent third party.
Any type of printer can apply for certification, and it is a great
way to show their commitment to the environment.”
— Denis Beaudin, strategic business development director, Transcontinental Book Group