Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) recently recognized International Paper with an FSC Leadership Award for forest certification commitment and program innovation.
Winners were selected by a jury panel of professionals, FSC staff and board members.
International Paper was recognized for its innovative U.S. FSC certification strategy to increase the amount of FSC certified fiber used in packaging, pulp, and paper products. International Paper increased the amount of FSC certified fiber by developing its own management group - Certified Forest Management LLC (CFM LLC).
As a result of International Paper’s efforts with CFM LLC and the creation and support of International Paper-supplier based FSC groups, the company has influenced the growth of more than 1 million acres of FSC lands in the U.S. and currently supports 40 suppliers who have FSC Chain of Custody certificates.
Published in the November 2016 Edition of American Recycler News