Global Paper Solutions (GPS) has achieved PEFC Chain of Custody certification, enabling it to provide customers assurance that materials used for the production of printed folding cartons, litho-labels, in-store signage, direct mail, playing cards and convenience food containers come from known sustainable, legal and traceable sources.
Chain of custody certification is the process by which certified material can be traced from the forest to the end-user. It provides verification that the product, or product line, being sold is derived from timber products and wood fiber that comes from legally managed and certified forests. Chain of Custody documentation seeks to assure that each supply chain stage has been monitored closely and audited according to independent, third-party standards.
Commenting on the achievement, Pankaj Singh, President, GPS said, “Global Paper Solutions is committed to providing North American customers with sourcing from responsibly-managed forests. We are proud to demonstrate to our customers our support for sustainable forest management with assurances that the material used to make our products can be traced back to forests certified to a credible, international certification standard such as PEFC.”
Welcoming GPS certification, Thorsten Arndt, PEFC Head of Communications said, “PEFC is the world’s largest international forest certification body, endorsing national forest certification programs in 25 countries on four continents. With 230 million hectares under certification, PEFC, with its certification approach, has greatly increased availability of certified timber/paper available to companies such as GPS who are committed to increasing responsible sourcing of raw materials.”