DocuSource Helps Sustain Forests, Gains FSC Certification

Today, more than ever before, there is a growing emphasis on renewable natural resources. Businesses are looking for ways to assure their vendors and strategic partners embrace eco-friendly practices. DocuSource has received the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification through the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The certification was earned by demonstrating the company’s compliance with environmentally responsible procurement policies.

DocuSource is one of only 12 printing companies in the Triangle area, and one of only 70 printers in North Carolina, to achieve certification. In the context of a printing company, FSC certification means that the paper being used can be traced back to its source through its CoC documentation. This includes clearly labeling all materials by their source type and percentage.

“The expert team at DocuSource is engaged to do our part to help sustain the environment and meet our clients’ requests of sustainable practices,” says Michael Chorba, president of DocuSource of NC, LLC. “We all need to be aware of our impact on the planet. An important part is making sure that the paper we use is from a forest that is managed in a way that protects our natural resources.”

The FSC’s CoC certification is awarded only to companies that manufacture, process or trade in forest products and can demonstrate that they operate responsible sourcing policies by complying with specific forest sustainability procurement policies.

FSC is recognized by corporate and governmental sectors as the model to ensure that forest resources are maintained for today and for future generations.

2013 marks the 12-year anniversary of DocuSource. Employing over 35 individuals, the company has made the Inc. 5000 list, and is one of only 70 printers across North Carolina to be certified green by the Forest Stewardship Council.