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Edwards Brothers Malloy is pleased to offer our customers paper sourced from certified forests. These include papers with FSC®, SFI®, and PEFC certifications. These certification programs were created to ensure that practices for harvesting wood are sustainable and do not deplete the natural resources contained in our forests. The goals of these programs are similar and their standards contain many common elements: protection of endangered species, wildlife, soil quality, and water quality. These programs however have different origins and they emphasize different aspects of forest management:
FSC emphasizes public involvement in establishing forest management practices. It is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry. Products carrying the FSC® label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. FSC®has offices in more than 45 countries. We chose for our standard text paper offerings to be either FSC or SFI certified, so you don’t have to decide between printing your books on a certified sheet or not. If you choose to advertise to your customers that your books are printed on an FSC or SFI certified sheet, we will handle all of the additional steps required to get the requisite logo in your book. The extra measures needed to place a CoC logo in your books, that the certifying authorities require us to take, are outlined below. Please note that a book can not carry both the FSC and SFI certifications and the FSC logo can appear only once in the book, either in the text or on the cover but not both.
SFI emphasizes science-based continuous improvement of forest management practices. SFI Inc. is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. They work with conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals, landowners, and other organizations and individuals to promote responsible forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and forests with exceptional conservation value.
The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFCTM) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organizationthat works to promote good practice in the forest and to ensure that timber and non-timber forest products are produced with respect for the highest ecological, social, and ethical standards. PEFC is an umbrella organization that workds by endorsing national forest certification systems developed through multi-stakeholder processes and tailored to local priorities and conditions. With about 30 endorsed national certification systems and more than 568 million acres of certified forests, PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.