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KapStone's SC Mills Earn PEFC Certification

June 16, 2009 - KapStone Charleston Kraft LLC said that it has achieved certification to the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) chain-of-custody (CoC) standard across its five chip mills, Summerville Lumber Mill and Charleston Kraft paper mill.

"At KapStone Charleston Kraft, we have a strong commitment to sustainability, and so do our customers," said Bruce Hoffman, vice president and general manager.

"Achieving multiple certifications in SFI fiber sourcing and chain-of-custody and PEFC chain-of-custody is the foundation of our efforts to provide our global customers with increased choices in purchasing products containing fiber sourced by following responsible forestry practices," Hoffman added.

Through PEFC 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.

Included in KapStone's PEFC CoC certifications are five chip mill sites located in Kinards, Elgin, Andrews, Hampton and Givhans, a lumber mill in Summerville, South Carolina, and a paper mill in North Charleston, S.C.

SOURCE: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation




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