Colbert Packaging Receives SFI and FSC Certifications
ELKHART, Ind.—Colbert Packaging Corporation, a manufacturer of folding cartons, rigid paper boxes, and paperboard specialty products, has received Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Certification from NSF-ISR and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS). NSF-ISR and SCS are accredited by SFI and FSC, respectively, to certify companies to their international standards. Both certifications encompass Colbert operations in Lake Forest, Ill. and Elkhart, Ind., certifying three facilities for meeting tracking requirements to ensure that certified paperboard used in these facilities comes from a well-managed forest. The certifications are a key component of Colbert’s sustainability goals. Colbert Packaging typically uses virgin solid bleached sulfate paperboard derived from these responsibly managed forests to manufacture “green” paperboard-based packaging products for its customers.
“Our sustainability initiatives are rooted in our timeless commitment to social, environmental, and fiscal responsibility, and provide a solid framework for employing good business practices in the quest for a greener world,” says Nancy Colbert MacDougall, chairman of Colbert Packaging. “These certifications are a natural extension of our company-wide sustainability initiatives.”
“The SFI and FSC Chain of Custody Certifications further our commitment to meeting manufacturers’ and retailers’ demand for sustainability, while ensuring the reduction of nonrenewable resources in our manufacturing operations,” adds Jim Hamilton, president of Colbert Packaging. “These certifications were awarded for our ability to track certified paperboard used in our customers’ packaging from a responsible forest all the way to the retail shelf, and, in this way, they are also a win for our customers, retailers, consumers, and the environment.”