Clearwater Paper to Offer FSC Certified Premium and Ultra Tissue Products

July 20, 2011 - Clearwater Paper announced that it will offer Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified premium and ultra-premium bath tissue, and ultra-premium paper towel products to retail customers. The Rainforest Alliance’s SmartWood Program performed all certification audits to ensure conformance to the FSC standards. The company shipped the first batch of these new FSC-certified ultra-premium tissue products in early June.

“We are delighted with Clearwater Paper’s commitment to sustainability, which meets increasing consumer demand for tissue products from sustainable sources,” said Tensie Whelan, president of the Rainforest Alliance.

In June 2010, Clearwater Paper began offering FSC-certified facial tissue to retail grocery private label customers. Since then, the company has applied the FSC logo and the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal to millions of customer facial cartons, and currently supplies the largest case volume of FSC-certified private label products to U.S. retail chains.

“The combination of certified premium and ultra-premium facial products since June of last year, coupled with increases planned this year, means that products certified by the Rainforest Alliance to FSC standards represent more than 50 percent of Clearwater Paper’s total retail product case volume nationwide,” stated Bob DeVleming, president of Clearwater Paper’s consumer products division.

Clearwater Paper manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, hard roll tissue, machine glazed tissue, bleached paperboard, pulp and wood products at 15 manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company is a premier supplier of private label tissue to major retailers and wholesale distributors. This includes grocery, drug, mass merchants and discount stores.

SOURCE: Clearwater Paper Corp.