23 Georgia Pacific facilities are covered under SFI certification.
As part of its
broad commitment to sustainability,Georgia-Pacific Professional(www.gppro.com) announces it meets
Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) certified sourcing requirements at manufacturing
sites that make the company’s broad range of washroom, wiper and foodservice
The SFI certified
sourcing label tells customers and consumers that the virgin and recycled fiber
used at Georgia-Pacific Professional’s manufacturing sites meets SFI certified
“By meeting SFI certified sourcing
requirements, Georgia-Pacific Professional joins a growing number of companies
with an audited process that tells customers they are buying products from responsible
sources,” says SFI president and CEO Kathy Abusow.
John Mulcahy, vice
president – strategy and category effectiveness for Georgia-Pacific Professional,
says, “We know our customers care about how forests are managed. SFI certified sourcing
tells them our products are made with fiber from responsible sources – and our
procurement practices are third-party audited.”
Dan Silk, vice
president – environmental sustainability for Georgia-Pacific Professional, adds,
“Customers want assurance that we are sourcing our fiber responsibly – whether
it’s virgin fiber from well-managed forests or recycled fiber from municipal
collection. SFI certification is one way for us to help communicate our
commitment to being a good environmental steward.”
facilities that make Georgia-Pacific Professional products and are covered
under this certification include Green Bay, WI; Muskogee, OK; Savannah, GA;
Camas, WA; Easton, PA; Darlington, SC; Fort Smith, AR; Brampton, Ontario;
Lexington, KY; and Bowling Green, KY. These manufacturing plants are only part
of 23 total Georgia-Pacific facilities covered under SFI certification.
certified sourcing, the independent, non-profit SFI program stands apart from
other certification programs by addressing the fact that 90% of the world’s
forests are not certified. An SFI certified sourcing label tells consumers the
fiber in a product is from legal and responsible sources, regardless of whether
the forest is certified.