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MOD-PAC adds FSC certification demonstrating commitment to sustainable forest management

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MOD-PAC adds FSC certification demonstrating commitment to sustainable forest management

August 01, 2011 - 03:57
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BUFFALO, NY, Aug. 1, 2011 (Business Wire) -

MOD-PAC CORP. (the "Company"), a manufacturer of custom and stock paper board packaging and provider of personalized print products, announced today that, as part of its continued commitment to environmental responsibility, it has added chain-of-custody (CoC) certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) to the previously earned CoC certifications from both the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC®) for its paperboard packaging facility located in Buffalo, NY.

These independent organizations represent the leading global forestry certification bodies and provide standards requiring third-party validation of a plant's documented processes and CoC monitoring system. CoC certification outlines requirements for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product to ensure that the wood contained in the product or product line originates from certified forests and organizations with forestry practices that integrate the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the protection of wildlife, plants, soils, and water.

"Achieving certification to the stringent FSC® chain-of-custody standard gives our customers another option and provides flexibility with the chain-of-custody claims that they require, while also demonstrating our continued commitment to the sustainability of our planet," said Daniel G. Keane, President and Chief Executive Officer of MOD-PAC CORP.

David B. Lupp, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, added, "In addition to our high-quality products and short lead times, we continually focus on ways to reduce MOD-PAC's impact on our environment. Achieving FSC® chain-of-custody certification also allows us to offer certified products to customers that demand the most stringent fiber certifications."

MOD-PAC CORP. is committed to environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and earth-friendly solutions for its customers. With an ever-growing awareness of how industry impacts our planet, MOD-PAC strives to make its' manufacturing processes as gentle as possible to the world around us. This environmental focus guides how the Company operates its' facilities and sources, processes and recycles its paperboard materials. In addition to traditional recycling programs, MOD-PAC also demonstrates its commitment to sustainability by producing its own reduced-emission natural gas electric power. MOD-PAC is doing its best to preserve the environment for future generations by committing to cleaner and earth-friendly solutions today. A sustainable approach helps MOD-PAC CORP. eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption and minimize its impact on the environment.