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Padgett Receives The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification

Press release from the issuing company

DALLAS–(March 13, 2007) -- Padgett President and CEO, David Torok, announced Padgett is proud to be one of the first printers in Texas to be certified as a Chain-of-Custody company by the SmartWood Program of the Raniforest Alliance, meeting the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). “Padgett has always been dedicated to producing high-quality work while helping to safeguard the environment though recycling and the use of environmentally friendly goods,” said David Torok. “We are proud to now be certified to display the FSC trademark and the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal on our customers’ printed products.” Founded in 1993, the FSC promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forestry practices around the world. The certification process ensures that a product has passed from an FSC-certified forest through a certified mill and on to a certified merchant. There are two types of FSC certification: Forest Management, which guarantees that a forest adheres to internationally agreed-upon management practices; and Chain-of-Custody, which provides that processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution of forest products are verified from start to point of sale.