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Chain of Custody Certifications

Abundant Forrest Alliance
Composed of members of the North American wood and paper products industry. The alliance's goals are to manage the delicate balance between supplying wood and paper products; maintaining healthy, abundant forests; and protecting trees, soil, air, water and wildlife habitats. The group advocates sustainable forest practices, such as harvesting and replanting, as well as recycling.

Chlorine Free Products Association
The Chlorine Free Products Association focuses on promoting sustainable manufacturing practices, implementing advanced technologies free of chlorine chemistry, educating consumers on alternatives, and developing world markets for sustainably produced third party certified products and services.

Forrest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC has developed a set of Principles and Criteria for forest management that are applicable to all FSC-certified forests throughout the world. There are 10 Principles and 57 Criteria that address legal issues, indigenous rights, labor rights, multiple benefits, and environmental impacts surrounding forest management.

PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes)
An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, founded in 1999 which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. The PEFC provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

Rainforest Alliance
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.

Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI)
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program is a comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by professional foresters, conservationists and scientists, among others that combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the long-term protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality.

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