Western States Envelope & Label Earns Two Chain-of-Custody Certifications
With increasing demand for paper products from responsibly managed forests, Western States Envelope & Label, Butler, Wis., has taken a leading role in becoming a certified chain-of-custody source to its customers.
The company earned both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) chain-of-custody certifications, covering all four of its envelope manufacturing facilities: Butler; Toledo, Ohio; Erlanger, Ky.; and Vadnais Heights, Minn.
The FSC and SFI standards pertain to all aspects of responsible forestry, including environmental, social and economic concerns. Chain-of-custody certification gives Western States Envelope & Label the ability to certify that its products originate from responsibly managed forests.
“This makes us a key link in the chain: from certified forest to wood pulp, paper, our envelope products, the certified printer and the consumer,” said Steve Brocker, vice president-sales and marketing. “Our employees deserve all the credit for implementing our chain-of -custody process, and passing audits from accredited certifier SGS Systems-a worldwide certification company.”
For more information, call (262) 781-5540 or visit www.westernstatesenvelope.com.