RockTenn earns triple chain-of-custody for all corrugated packaging facilities

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RockTenn earns triple chain-of-custody for all corrugated packaging facilities

July 30, 2010 - 08:41
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NORCROSS, GA, July 30, 2010 (Business Wire) -Continuing its commitment to environmental responsibility, RockTenn announces that it has received triple chain-of-custody (CoC) certification for all of its corrugated packaging facilities including converting, graphics and preprint locations.

Certified corrugated converting facilities include locations in Athens, AL; Camillus, NY; Dayton, NJ; Deer Park, NY; Devens, MA; Gallatin, TN; Hauppauge, NY; Lancaster, PA; Mooresville, NC; Murfreesboro, TN; Newark, NJ; Norcross, GA; and Spartanburg, SC. Certified graphics and preprint operations include locations in Dayton, NJ; Hebron, KY; and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. These facilities are now independently certified to standards of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), representing the leading global forestry certification bodies. These organizations provide standards for third-party validation of each plant's documented processes and chain-of-custody monitoring.

Additionally, all facilities are certified to SFI®'s fiber sourcing procurement requirements. This combination of certifications provides RockTenn customers with the highest degree of flexibility in making chain-of-custody or fiber sourcing claims. "The certifications will help our facilities meet growing customer demands for verification of fiber sourcing and proof of sustainable forest/fiber management," said Jim Porter, executive vice president, RockTenn. "We are proud to provide our customers with the most stringent fiber certification possible, along with satisfying their needs as a high quality, low cost producer."

RockTenn is committed to environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and sustainable solutions for its customers. This long-standing environmental focus guides how the Company collects, processes and recycles materials; produces paperboard with virgin fiber and recycled materials; and operates its facilities. A sustainable approach helps RockTenn eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption and minimize its impact on the environment. RockTenn is a member of the Fibre Box Association, Corrugated Packaging Alliance, 100% Recycled Paperboard Alliance (RPA100), the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), and the National Council for Air and Stream Improvements (NCASI).