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Rock-Tenn Earns Fiber Sourcing Certification

Posted: May 20, 2008
The Folding Carton Division of Rock-Tenn Company announced that it has achieved Fiber Sourcing Certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standard.

“Demand for products from responsibly managed forests is increasing worldwide and with today’s announcement, Rock-Tenn joins a growing number of companies that are demonstrating their environmental commitment through certification to the SFI fiber sourcing standard,” said Kathy Abusow, president and CEO, SFI Inc. “At a time when just 10% of the world’s forests are independently certified, Rock-Tenn has taken a leadership role by supporting global efforts to improve forest practices.”

Rock-Tenn recycles nearly 2 million tons of waste paper per year by converting it into new, recycled products.

“SFI fiber sourcing certification is an important step that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices and development of sustainable solutions,” said Michael E. Kiepura, executive vice president and general manager of Rock-Tenn’s Folding Carton Division.