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Burrows Paper receives FSC certification for Mississippi and NY paper mills

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Burrows Paper receives FSC certification for Mississippi and NY paper mills

January 26, 2011 - 08:51
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LITTLE FALLS, NY , Jan. 26, 2011 (Press Release) -Burrows Paper Corporation is pleased to announce its recent Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification.

This certification recognizes that Burrows, a world leader in light weight paper and packaging, procures all wood pulp for papermaking from responsible, legal and traceable sources.

Burrows also recently received Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), further demonstrating Burrows' dedication to sustainable forestry.

Mike Lengvarsky, President and Chief Operating Officer, said certification reflects Burrows' commitment to eco-friendly business practices while Making Paper PerformTM. "We have a deep sense of responsibility to our customers and the environment," Lengvarsky said. "We understand that customers have high standards for their paper and packaging needs and appreciate that our company's processes have a meaningful and positive impact while fulfilling those needs. It is our duty to ensure that the superior quality and integrity of our products begins with the very pulp it is made from."

Burrows received the certifications for its paper mills in Mississippi and New York following a rigorous, several-months-long process, including a three-day audit by Bureau Veritas, an independent and accredited certifier. The standards for certification address issues such as old growth forests, endangered species, water quality, chemical use, forest conversion, rights of indigenous peoples, genetic modification, and clear cutting.

"Burrows employees are active supporters of sound forestry practices and feel very proud about the certifications achieved," Lengvarsky said. "In addition to benefiting the environment, it also helps sustain and grow a critical source of material for our industry and the markets we serve."

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Burrows Paper Corporation is a worldwide supplier of 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 additional locations in Ohio, Nevada, Iowa, Mississippi, The Netherlands, and China.