Burrows Paper Expands SFI Certification to All of Its U.S. Packaging Facilities

Feb. 5, 2013 - Burrows Paper announced the expansion of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) sourcing certification to all of its packaging facilities in the U.S. in the form of certified sourcing.

The SFI certified sourcing label is an affirmation to customers that Burrows’ packaging products are manufactured using materials from responsibly managed forests and from pre- or post-consumer recycled sources, the company said.

Burrows Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer Rose Mihaly said certification — which includes Ohio, Iowa and Nevada operations — reflects the company’s commitment to Making Paper Perform® through the use of eco-friendly business practices.

“Burrows has always been deeply committed to our customers and the environment,” Mihaly said. “By sourcing forest products from environmentally and socially responsible suppliers, we continue to set the highest standards for our paper and packaging products at every stage of the manufacturing process.”

According to Burrows, this recent certification follows a rigorous, several-months-long process. Burrows achieved SFI chain-of-custody certifications in 2011 for all of its paper mills in the U.S.

Non-profit SFI is a comprehensive independent organization that works with environmental, social and industry partners to promote sustainable forest management in North America and responsible fiber sourcing worldwide. More than 195 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard in North America – making it the largest single forest standard in the world. The standard is based on 14 core principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

As part of its certification, Burrows will be required to undergo annual surveillance audits, as well as certification to SFI 2010-2014 Standards, every three years. The audits are conducted by an independent, accredited certification body. For information on Burrows Paper Corporation, visit www.burrowspaper.com.

Burrows Paper Corporation is a worldwide supplier of light weight specialty paper and packaging solutions. The company incorporates nearly 100 years of papermaking experience into its food packaging line of products and specializes in innovative applications of light weight paper. Built on the core values of quality and customer service, Burrows was founded in 1919 and continues to grow as a family-owned company with an active third-generation owner. The company is headquartered in Little Falls, New York, with operating facilities located in New York, Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, Mississippi, The Netherlands and China.

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SOURCE: Burrows Paper Corp.