News | March 20, 2020

Willamette Falls Paper Company Earns Certification To SFI Chain-Of-Custody Standard

Willamette Falls Paper Company is pleased to announce that it has added Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain of custody certification (SFI-01924) to its full line of paper products.

Growing numbers of consumers want assurance that their buying decisions represent a sound environmental choice. They are asking for proof that wood, paper and packaging products are made with raw materials from certified forest content, certified sourcing or recycled content. SFI’s Chain-ofCustody Standard and associated labels deliver a reliable and credible mechanism so businesses can provide this assurance to customers.

By becoming SFI certified, Willamette Falls Paper Company is one step closer to achieving its sustainability goals.

“Willamette Falls Paper is committed to offering a full range of sustainable paper products,” states Brian Konen, CEO of Willamette Falls Paper Company. “Providing customers with certification options allows them to choose which system works best for their customers and projects.”

The SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard is an accounting system that tracks forest fiber content (certified forest content, certified sourcing and recycled content) through production and manufacturing to the end product. Companies can use chain-of-custody certification to track and communicate forest fiber content using one of three optional approaches for chain-of-custody: physical separation, average percentage and the volume credit method. To be certified, companies must be audited by an independent third party to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard.

“By choosing to certify to the SFI Chain-of-Custody Standard, Willamette Falls Paper Company is telling forest managers it values their commitment to sustainable forest management, and it is telling its customers they can be part of the solution,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

Source: Willamette Falls Paper Company, Inc.