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Marcal, a Soundview Paper company, achieves Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody certification

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Marcal, a Soundview Paper company, achieves Sustainable Forestry Initiative chain-of-custody certification

January 06, 2017 - 13:00

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ , Jan. 6, 2017 (Press Release) -Marcal, a Soundview Paper Company, LLC announced today it has achieved certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) 2015-2019 Chain-of-custody Standard across North America.

Consumers in growing numbers want assurance that their buying decisions represent a sound environmental choice. They are asking for proof that wood, paper and packaging products are made with raw materials from certified forest content, certified sourcing or recycled content. SFI’s Chain-of-Custody Standard and associated labels deliver a reliable and credible mechanism so businesses can provide this assurance to customers.

“Certification to the SFI Chain-of-custody Standard means our customers know they are supporting sustainable forest management when they buy our paper products,” said John Glaze, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Marcal is proud to display the SFI label on our products. It shows we are contributing to the protection of water quality, conservation of wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and so much more.”

The SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard is an accounting system that tracks forest fiber content (certified forest content, certified sourcing and recycled content) through production and manufacturing to the end product. Companies can use chain-of-custody certification to track and communicate forest fiber content using one of three optional approaches for chain-of-custody: physical separation, average percentage and the volume credit method. To be certified, companies must be audited by an independent third party to the SFI 2015-2019 Chain-of-Custody Standard.

“By choosing to certify to the SFI Chain-of-Custody Standard, Marcal, a Soundview Paper Company is telling forest managers it values their commitment to sustainable forest management, and it is telling its customers they can be part of the solution,” said Kathy Abusow, President and CEO of SFI Inc.

John further explains, “SFI chain-of-custody certification means we can meet the high expectations of our customers who want to know they are making the right choice when they buy paper products.”

About Marcal, a Soundview Paper Company, LLC

With strategic locations in New Jersey (just 15 miles northwest of New York City) and Vermont, Marcal, Soundview Paper Company, LLC is a leading, world-class manufacturer of towel and tissue products for the At-Home, Private Label, and Away-From-Home markets in North America. The company specializes in creatively solving customer needs with products and services in both recycled and virgin fiber. Since its inception, the company has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility by manufacturing its products from recycled paper. Founded in 1932 by Nicholas Marcalus, Marcal, a Soundview Paper Company, LLC has had a history of continuous innovation and dedication to the recycled manufacturing process, receiving numerous awards, and today the company remains one of the most respected environmentally-conscious companies in the industry. To learn more visit

About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) stands for future forests. SFI® is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting forest sustainability and supporting the links between sustainable forests and communities through grant programs, carefully targeted research, direct leadership of critical initiatives, and partnerships that effectively contribute to multiple conservation objectives. Forests certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard cover more than 280 million acres/113 million hectares. Millions more acres/hectares benefit from the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard. SFI’s Forest Management, Fiber Sourcing and Chain of Custody Standards work to ensure the health and future of forests. Through application of these certification standards, SFI’s on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally. Learn more at