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RockTenn's Solvay and St. Paul containerboard mills earn triple certifications

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RockTenn's Solvay and St. Paul containerboard mills earn triple certifications

March 01, 2010 - 07:05
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NORCROSS, GA, March 1, 2010 (Business Wire) -Demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental responsibility, RockTenn announces that it has received triple chain-of-custody (CoC) certification for its Solvay (Syracuse, NY) and St. Paul (St. Paul, MN) containerboard mills. These facilities, together producing over 970 thousand tons on an annual basis, are now independently certified to standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), 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 of the mills documented processes and chain-of-custody monitoring. Additionally, both mills are certified to SFI's fiber sourcing procurement requirements.

"Strategically, we are proud to provide customers with the highest quality containerboard and corrugated packaging products produced with the most stringent fiber certification possible, further demonstrating our care and respect for the environment," said Jim Porter, executive vice president, RockTenn.

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 recycled materials and virgin fiber, and operates its facilities. This commitment helps RockTenn eliminate waste, reduce energy consumption and minimize our 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).