FSC and PEFC CertificationAs part of its long-standing commitment to preserve biodiversity through responsible forest management and to provide customers with ‘greener’ paper choices, Xerox Corporation earned ‘chain of custody’ certification from both the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). These certifications confirm that Xerox paper products carrying the FSC or PEFC logo have been manufactured using raw materials harvested from certified sources, controlled wood sources or post-consumer reclaimed sources. FSC- and PEFC-certified products can be tracked from harvest through distribution.
Xerox's FSC certification- SW-COC-002570- was awarded by the Rainforest Alliance, an international non-profit conservation organization that is the world's leading FSC certifier of forestlands. FSC certification ensures responsible use of forest resources and is the Global Benchmark for Responsible Forest Management.
PEFC certification was awarded by certifiers NEPCon and BMG Trada Certifiering.
"The scale of Xerox's commitment to FSC certification shows how large corporations are making a serious commitment to greening their supply chains," said Tensie Whelan, executive director of the Rainforest Alliance. "Supporting FSC certification helps ensure the conservation of the world's working forests for generations to come."
Xerox covers the greatest geographic area of any certified paper supplier, with nearly 80 FSC and PEFC certified distribution centers across 17 countries, and is among the first companies to achieve certification based on the FSC's new international multi-site standards.
What does this mean in practice? We can now track our paper all the way from its origin to its final use. As the pulp comes from a certified forest to a paper mill, that product is segregated and followed through every stage. In essence, you can be assured that a piece of paper can be tracked all the way back to a well-managed forest.