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Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions achieves SFI chain-of-custody certification at its Newark America and Wisconsin mills in Fitchburg, MA and Milwaukee, WI

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Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions achieves SFI chain-of-custody certification at its Newark America and Wisconsin mills in Fitchburg, MA and Milwaukee, WI

March 06, 2014 - 14:18
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CRANFORD, NJ, March 6, 2014 (Press Release) -Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions announced today it has achieved Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) chain-of-custody certification at its Newark America and Wisconsin mills located in Fitchburg, MA and Milwaukee, WI.

Through SFI chain-of-custody certification, companies must have a tracking system in place so they can tell customers the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and/or post-consumer recycled content.

"Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is proud to display the SFI label on our products," said Marc Hingsbergen, Corporate Sustainability Director. "It shows we are contributing to the protection of water quality and conservation of wildlife habitat and biodiversity."

Non-profit SFI is a comprehensive, independent certification program that works with environmental, social and industry partners to improve forest practices in North America and fiber sourcing worldwide. More than 250 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard in North America - making it the largest single forest standard in the world. It is based on 14 core principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk and Forests with Exceptional Conservation Value.

About Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions

Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is a leader in integrated manufacturing of 100 percent recycled paperboard and paperboard products in the U.S. and Canada. The Company supplies the raw material used to produce products, making it a self-sustaining, environmentally sound company. Newark serves a diverse market, offering raw materials to finished products. It is committed to providing customers with customized innovative products and superior customer service. Privately held for 100 years, Newark Recycled Paperboard Solutions is headquartered in Cranford, NJ, employs more than 1,500 and operates 34 facilities. Its paper mill division and three of its converted products division sites (Franklin, OH, Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA) are Forest Stewardship CouncilTM(FSC) Chain of Custody certified under FSC trademark license codes FSC-C002782 and FSC-C004701.

About SFI Inc.

SFI Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) program. Across the United States and Canada, about 250 million acres are certified to the SFI forest management standard. In addition, the SFI program's unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers' lands. SFI chain-of-custody (COC) certification tracks the percentage of fiber from certified forests, certified sourcing and post-consumer recycled content. SFI on-product labels identify both certified sourcing and COC claims to help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally.