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MeadWestvaco Earns Chain of Custody Certifications

July 13, 2009 (Press Release) - MWV Consumer & Office Products announced it has received Chain of Custody certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC), as well as SFI fiber sourcing certification. The certifications provide third-party validation of MWV’s sustainable fiber sourcing practices and help to assure our customers and consumers of the company’s responsible environmental stewardship.

Chain of custody is the process of tracking and recording the possession and transfer of wood fiber from the forest of origin, through manufacture, production and processing stages and, ultimately, to its end use.

MWV supports multiple chain of custody certification systems and implements programs that ensure an economic supply of certified paper and paperboard.

“These certifications help customers identify those products that meet their environmental demands, and provide trusted third-party validation of the company’s sustainable business practices,” said Neil McLachlan, president, MWV Consumer & Office Products. “We are committed to being good stewards of the environment and responsible business partners.”

These four certifications cover the MWV Consumer & Office Products business units, including the Consumer Products Group (CPG), Hilroy, and the Office Products Group (OPG). The Envelope Products Group (EPG) and Tilibra received similar certifications earlier this year.

SOURCE: MeadWestvaco Corp.




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