FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2010
Tigard, Oregon – As part of a broad commitment to corporate social responsibility, DocuSource Print Management announced today it has achieved certification to the independent Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain-of-custody standard.
According to Jim Devine, Executive Vice President of DocuSource Print Management, “Today’s global business environment compels companies to consider the impact of their corporate activities and policies on society and the environment. To demonstrate their commitment, many companies and consumers are seeking products that are verified to be environmentally friendly. We believe there is market potential in providing sustainable products to our clients and addressing the sensitive issues of our environmental responsibility. As a result, DocuSource Print Management has made a commitment to delivering focused and sustainable solutions to the marketplace.”
With more than 160 million acres/65 million hectares certified across North America, the non-profit SFI sustainable forestry certification program is one of the largest in the world, with a standard based on principles and measures that promote sound forest management including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with exceptional conservation value. Through SFI chain-of-custody certification, companies must have a tracking system in place so they can tell customers the amount of certified, uncertified and recycled content in the forest products they buy, use or sell.
“At a time when just 10 percent of the world’s forests are independently certified, DocuSource joins a growing community of companies, landowners, and social and environmental organizations who have demonstrated their environmental commitment and leadership by achieving SFI certification,” said SFI Inc. President and CEO Kathy Abusow.