Creative Automation Obtains FSC and SFI Chain of Custody Certifications
Hillside, IL - August 11, 2008 - Creative Automation, a leader in direct mail printing and database management services, announced today that they have obtained Chain of Custody Certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI). The FSC and SFI Certifications were awarded through SGS Systems and Services Certification, an internationally accredited certifier, after a complete inspection and audit of Creative Automation's facilities and processes. The FSC and SFI Certifications will be valid through July 14, 2013 and July 21, 2013 respectively.
Chain of Custody Certification is the process of tracking and recording the possession and transfer of wood and fiber from the forests of origin through the different stages of production.
"Having these certifications in place not only allows us to do something positive for the environment, but they also give us the ability to offer our clients more options when it comes to accomplishing their own green initiatives," stated Arun Veluchamy, President of Creative Automation. "Since many people in the industry are still learning about these certifications and processes, we are glad to offer support to inform and educate about the benefits of the Chain of Custody."
About Forest Stewardship Council®
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, independent, non-governmental, and not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. 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. For more information, visit www.fsc.org.
About Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program was launched in 1994. Constantly evolving since, the program's ultimate goal is to ensure sustainability of forests while giving consumers a visible stamp of assurance that they are purchasing products from companies committed to the environmental impact of forestry practices. An independent Sustainable Forestry Board is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the SFI Standard and Verification Procedures. For more information, visit www.aboutsfi.org.