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Myllykoski Announces FSC Certification

Friday, April 24, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Madison, ME - Myllykoski announces its Madison, ME mill has achieved Forest Stewardship Council ("FSC") Chain of Custody certification. To achieve this certification, Madison established a system to document the flow of fiber from certified and controlled sources through the manufacturing process to making the finished product. SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) was the Independent auditor to verify the mill's  wood and pulp supply are sourced from responsibly managed forests and other controlled sources making Madison eligible to utilize the FSC Chain of Custody Label.

In 2008 Madison began monitoring its environmental performance against the strict guidelines set by the International Standards Organization by becoming ISO 14000 certified.  FSC CoC certification was the next logical step. "We realize how important supporting sound forest management practices is and how having CoC certification creates a more sustainable supply chain right through to the customer. Myllykoski takes sustainability and our environmental impact very seriously and we will continue to look for ways to improve, and continue to supply the highest quality uncoated publication papers" said Dan Mallett, Madison Environmental Engineer. 

Myllykoski promotes forest certification and has increased the availability of certified papers. All Myllykoski mills in Germany, Finland and Switzerland have PEFC and/or FSC CoC certification.  Myllykoski Alsip recently achieved both SFI and FSC CoC certification.

Myllykoski's mills in Germany, Switzerland, Finland and the United States consume about 2 million cubic metres of round wood annually. The company's own wood sourcing units are responsible for supplying wood to the mills. The wood is purchased from non-industrial private forests as well as from community and state owned forests.




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