Strathcona Paper LP

Strathcona Paper LP

September 16, 2009 09:01 ET

Strathcona Paper Receives Chain of Custody Certification From Forest Stewardship Council

Designation reinforces paperboard company's environmental commitment

NAPANEE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - Strathcona Paper LP, North America's only paperboard company dedicated exclusively to the manufacture and supply of medium-to-heavy weight paperboard, announced today that it has been granted Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification. The certification validates that Strathcona Paper produces only 100% recycled paperboard from verified recycled sources, supporting the company's dual mandate of environmental sensitivity and manufacturing excellence.

The designation builds on Strathcona Paper's long history of environmental stewardship and its continuous effort to provide both packaging converters and brand owners throughout North America with sustainable product offerings. Strathcona Paper is the only 100% recycled claycoated paperboard mill in North America with ISO 14001 certification. Leading the market with an industry first, the company's GreenChoice 100 product is the only coated paperboard that is 100% recycled, 100% carbon neutral, and manufactured using 100% clean energy.

"Since Strathcona began well over a century ago, our commitment to conducting business in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner has been a driving force in our business model," said Mark Sklar, President and Chief Operating Officer, Strathcona Paper. "Our FSC certification further attests to this ongoing commitment and firmly addresses our customers' growing sustainability initiatives."

FSC certification allows buyers to choose paper products that come from verified recycled sources. Under FSC certification, recycled fibre from verified sources is tracked all the way to the consumer through the Chain of Custody (CoC) certification system. The FSC "check-tree" logo is the customer's guarantee that the products they buy are responsibly sourced.

About Strathcona Paper LP

Strathcona Paper LP is North America's only recycled paperboard company dedicated exclusively to the manufacture and supply of medium-to-heavyweight claycoated paperboard for applications that demand high stiffness and strength. Founded in 1873 as the Napanee Paper Company, the privately-held company is the packaging choice for many of North America's leading brand owners that manufacture packaged food and household goods, laundry detergent, pet products, hardware and other items requiring paperboard packaging. Strathcona Paper LP is a division of Forest Resources LLC, part of Greenwich, CT-based Atlas Holdings LLC Group of Companies. Strathcona Paper is the largest 100% recycled claycoated paperboard mill in Canada. The company is based in Toronto, with a 200,000-sq.-ft. paper mill and 45,000-sq.-ft. warehouse located in Napanee, ON. For details, visit www.strathconapaper.com.

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