PIA Can Assist Printers in Achieving Chain-of-Custody Certification

PITTSBURGH—Nov. 19, 2010—Printing Industries of America (PIA) can help eco-minded printers and those needing to meet customer requests through Chain-of-custody Certification, a certification needed in order to use the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) logos. The ability to display these logos on a product and make a certified claim can add a level of integrity and environmental responsibility to a printed piece that can impress environmentally aware consumers.

PIA’s compliance experts, who have already assisted dozens of printers, can help guide a company through the process of attaining certification with a customized, over-the-phone program. The compliance experts will help a company develop written procedures for managing and handling certified paper and assist in establishing appropriate and necessary recordkeeping systems and training materials. If any questions or concerns about the certification process crop up, the compliance experts are only a phone call away.

Gary Jones, director, EHS Affairs for PIA says, “With the increasing demand by print buyers to use FSC or SFI certified paper, Printing Industries of America has developed a personalized service to assist printers with the chain-of-custody certification process. Not only is the support we offer affordable, but it is also effective. Every printer we’ve helped has successfully met its goals.”

For more information, pricing or to set up and appointment, visit www.printing.org/chainofcustody or contact Rick Hartwig, Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Affairs at 800-910-4283, ext. 792 or rhartwig@printing.org.

About Printing Industries of America

Printing Industries of America is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees. It serves the interests of 10,000 member companies. Together with its nationwide affiliate network, Printing Industries delivers products and services that enhance the growth, efficiency, and profitability of its members and the graphic communications industry through advocacy, education, research, and technical information.