Commitment to Responsible Forestry Management
Supporting performance-based provisions for protecting forest ecosystem health, conserving biodiversity, protecting soil and water resources, safeguarding areas of significant ecological or cultural value, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and ensuring sustainable yields is consistent with RRD's sustainability principles.
To that end, RRD is committed to implementing, maintaining and offering our customers raw material supply options that may include, but not be limited to, chain-of-custody certifications by the Forest Stewardship Council®, Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
is an international not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC developed the first independent labeling system for forest products. The Chain of Custody (CoC) process is defined by the FSC as "the path taken by raw materials harvested from an FSC certified source through processing, manufacturing, distribution, and printing until it is a final product ready for sale to the end consumer." COC certification allows companies that manufacture and market forest products to label them with the FSC brand consistent with FSC policies. This allows consumers to identify products that provide an assurance of social and environmental responsibility on the part of the producer. The FSC system requires that material be tracked from the certified source through the CoC.
The SFI Program
is a certification process developed for participants who practice responsible forestry on the lands they manage. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist.
RRD's multi-site SFI chain of custody certification means that RRD can offer its customers the choice to use SFI certified paper(s) and display the SFI logo on their finished product, demonstrating that they support responsible practices that play a critical role in ensuring the long term health of our forests.
endorses the SFI program as meeting its requirements for national forest certification schemes, therefore allowing organizations that have achieved SFI Chain of Custody certification to also use the PEFC logo.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999, which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.
The International Standards Organization 14001 certification is designed to provide a tool to allow a site to control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to continuously improve its environmental performance. This distinction means this site has exemplary environmental, health and safety programs.