RR Donnelley Expands Forest Stewardship Council Certification
Press release from the issuing company
CHICAGO - Nov. 27, 2007 - R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company today announced that it has added to its leading international roster of facilities that have achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification. Twenty two facilities that became a part of RR Donnelley as a result of acquisitions completed during 2007 join the balance of RR Donnelley's North American, China, and Reynosa, Mexico platform in offering customers the option to use FSC papers and to display the FSC checkmark and tree logo on their printed materials. The facilities produce products that include magazines, books, catalogs, direct response mailings, on demand printing and labels.
Forest Stewardship Certification tracks raw material chain-of-custody to assure that paper used in printed products originates from sustainable, legal and verified logging. Certifications are granted only after a rigorous examination of raw material procurement by a third party auditor. Customers whose products are produced on FSC papers in a Forest Stewardship Council Certified facility may choose to display the FSC logo on their printed materials as another way of demonstrating their commitment to sound environmental practices.
"As we integrate acquisitions, we work to achieve a consistent approach toward social responsibility," said RR Donnelley President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Quinlan, III. "Among the first processes that we address are those that reflect our commitment to sound safety, health and environmental practices."
John Paloian, RR Donnelley's Chief Operating Officer added, "FSC certifications work in concert with lighting retrofits, waste minimization programs, recycling, and a number of innovative green technology initiatives that enable our facilities to contribute measurably to enhanced sustainability."
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