By February 28th 2012, Malloy will add a third Sustainable Forestry Management Certification to its resume. The PEFC global certification will further Malloy’s efforts to promote renewable resources and reduce the impact its operations have on the environment.
What is PEFC?
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forestry Management throughout the entire forest supply chain. The organization works to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social and ethical standards. Thanks to its eco-label, printers, print buyers and consumers are able to identify products from sustainably managed forests.
Why PEFC certification for Malloy?
In order to demonstrate a deepening resolve to use paper products that are from sustainably managed woodlands, Malloy has chosen to add to its credentials by being triple certified (FSC, SFI and now PEFC). This new certification will strengthen our current initiatives to be good stewards for the overall environment. Both current and prospective customers have inquired about PEFC certification which has also prompted the addition of the certification.
How does PEFC work?
The PEFC chain of custody system works much the same as the SFI and FSC standards. PEFC certified materials are used on particular jobs, Malloy will purchase materials from PEFC certified mills and merchants. Each step in the process from materials purchase to the conclusion of the manufacturing process is documented. This includes the purchase of paper, inventory management to keep PEFC certified materials separate from non-certified materials, and the documentation of the use of PEFC certified materials on shipping and billing invoices to our customers through the use of approved logos. This documentation will show that Malloy has produced books that contain at least 70% PEFC certified materials.
Core values of PEFC
- Respect for all forest ownership structures and the social, cultural, environmental and economic values they provide.
- Respect for the social infrastructures of forest based communities.
- Belief in co-operation, openness, and transparency.
- Respect for the tenants of federalism.
- Belief in free and fair market systems.
- Belief in multi-stakeholder participation.
- Commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.
We are incredibly excited to do our part in reducing strain on the overall environment. If you are interested in having your job printed on SFI, FSC or PEFC certified paper, click here.