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Newark Group receives FSC chain-of-custody certification for all paperboard mills

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Newark Group receives FSC chain-of-custody certification for all paperboard mills

March 27, 2013 - 01:16
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CRANFORD, NJ, March 27, 2013 (Press Release) -The Newark Group (, a leader in the collection of recovered fibers and the manufacturing and converting of 100% recycled paperboard in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that SCS Global Services, an independent auditor, has completed its audit on all six Newark Paperboard Mills. The mills are now FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) chain-of-custody certified.

FSC is a non-profit organization that sets certain high standards to make sure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner. The FSC Chain-of Custody process ensures the consumer that the FSC-certified products they purchase are coming from responsibility managed sources.

"This is a significant enhancement for The Newark Group," said Raymond M. Vargo Jr., Vice President of Sales, Newark Paperboard Mills. He added, "The FSC is the gold standard of forest management and we are proud of this achievement. It is also a valuable resource for our vendors and customers."

The six Newark Group FSC certified mills are: Mobile Paperboard, Newark America, Ohio Paperboard, Newark Pacific Paperboard, California Paperboard and Wisconsin Paperboard.

"We have worked hard to obtain FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification," said Marc Hingsbergen, Newark Sustainability Manager. "Even a self-sustaining recycled paperboard company like Newark is always searching for additional ways to lower the carbon footprint within our mills through continuous improvement practices."