Coastal Container, leader in corrugated packing products and services, earned the Chain of Custody Standard and the Fiber Sourcing Standard certifications from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
The completion of the certifications emphasizes the company’s drive to use sustainable practices across the company, something the company has focused on through the years. To complete the certification, all of the company’s wood-based raw materials must come from legal and responsible sources.
“We have been and will be committed to making environmentally conscious decisions. This certification endorses our internal standard and is a way for us to display that commitment to all our stakeholders,” said Paul Doyle, CEO of Coastal Container. “Making sustainable decisions is the right thing to do and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certifications demonstrate our continued support of conservation.”
The two certifications include:
Coastal Container is also pursuing ISO-9001 and NSF food safety certifications, and earned the ISTA Laboratory Certification to conduct ISTA package performance testing.
SFI 215-2019 Fiber Sourcing Standard- The Fiber Sourcing Standard sets mandatory practice requirements for the acquisition of all fiber sourced from the forest, whether the forest is certified or not. These requirements include measures to broaden the practice of biodiversity, use best management practices to protect water quality, and use the services of forest management and harvesting professionals.
SFI 2015-2019 Chain of Custody Standard- This standard is an accounting system tracking forest fiber content through production and manufacturing to the end product. Coastal Container can label its product with the SFI Certified Chain-of-Custody label, giving customers the reassurance they are making a sound environmental choice.
About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative®(SFI) is a sustainability leader that stands for future forests. SFI® is an independent, non-profit organization that provides supply chain assurances, produces conservation outcomes, and supports education and community engagement. SFI works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities. SFI standards and on-product labels help consumers make responsible purchasing decisions. Additionally, they oversee the SFI Forest Partners® Program, which aims to increase the supply of certified forest products, the SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program, which funds research and community building, and Project Learning Tree®, which educates teachers and youth about forests and the environment. SFI Inc. is governed by an independent three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. SFI believes caring for forests improves everyone’s quality of life. Learn more.