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Arandell Achieves SFI and PEFC Certifications

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Menomonee Falls, WI -  Adding to its already renowned sustainability practices, Arandell Corporation announced today that it has achieved the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain-of-custody certifications. Passing an intense third party audit of its purchasing behavior and environmental practices made these achievements possible.

Arandell was recognized for its commitment to sustainability in February 2006 with the Forest Stewardship Council chain-of-custody certification. Adding SFI- and PEFC-certified papers to its product offering gives clients the opportunity to be more selective in choosing paper that aligns with their environmental objectives. Blake Hutchison, Director of Purchasing at Arandell, expressed his pride in this accomplishment. "We are very excited to be tri-certified. By adding these two certification standards, we have presented our customers with more options for environmental responsibility as well as helped to make sure the world's forest lands are maintained in the most responsible way. These certifications are just two more examples of the many ways in which Arandell seeks to be a good steward of our environment." FSC, SFI and PEFC are all non-profit, non-governmental organizations recognized globally for promoting responsible forest management.

The list of qualifications for each of these certifications is extensive. Some of the requirements include: the ability to track paper from the moment it arrives at the plant to the moment it goes out the door as a finished product; a committed upper management group who conducts audits of the program at least annually; and a constantly-informed associate pool of all disciplines, including Receiving, Customer Service, Press, Bindery and Shipping. All production associates need to know what needs to be done in order to maintain certification on each and every project.
“Our achievement of tri-certification is a salute to all our associates’ commitment to improving the environmental impact of our business,” proclaimed Don Treis, CEO of Arandell Corporation. “I am proud to be part of an organization who has consistently been an industry leader in environmental sustainability.”




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