Featured in GSA Business
Greenville’s INDEXX, Inc. recently earned FSC, SFI and PEFC certifications for sustainable forest initiatives. INDEXX, Inc. is one of only 8 printers in the state to achieve the tri-level certification, which helps ease habitat destruction by encouraging printers to use paper stocks from sustainable, trackable and approved resources. A product printed on one of these approved papers can bear the logo that corresponds to the appropriate sustainability program (FSC, SFI or PEFC). This logo signifies that both the customer and the printer are actively engaged in conservation efforts.
“Our motivation to become tri-certified was a combination of our company wanting to be good stewards of the environment, and the ability to partner with our customers to achieve their ‘Green’ initiatives,” says Forrest Reaves, Quality Assurance Coordinator and FSC, SFI, PEFC Chain of Custody Manager at INDEXX.
The process of becoming certified for any of the three sustainability programs requires a printer to create procedures certified by a national 3rd party auditor who continues to certify that procedures remain in effect. In addition, employees of the printer are all educated about the program requirements and chain of custody procedures to ensure buy-in from each member of the company.
INDEXX has already begun to print jobs for customers using approved paper sources and sees the potential in future growth as a result of the tri-certification.
These management and conservation programs are run by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Council (PEFC) and are endorsed by many eco organizations such as the Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Green Building Council and the Natural Wildlife Federation.
For more information contact:
Mike Miller – Dir. of Marketing