Transcontinental Receives Triple Chain-of-Custody Certification
Transcontinental, the largest Canadian and the sixth-largest American printer, has announced that it has received triple chain-of-custody certification in all 45 of its facilities. These certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) ensure that the process by which the certified paper is made promotes sustainable forest-management standards.
The certified paper can be tracked from the harvesting of wood through distribution. Transcontinental clients in Canada and the United States will have their work designated with the appropriate FSC, SFI or PEFC logo when it is printed on certified paper.
Third-party audits were performed for the certification by SmartWood for FSC, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers for PEFC and SFI.
"Transcontinental is committed to sustainable development, and we are proud that our facilities have earned triple chain-of-custody certification," says Francois Olivier, Transcontinental's president and CEO. "In 2007, we introduced a Paper Purchasing Policy in order to offer our customers choices to their environmental goals, and this certification is an extension of our commitment."