Koozie Group Sources Sustainable Paper Stock for Best-Selling Categories
The paper used by Koozie Group in most of its calendars and all of its paper mouse pads, Souvenir Sticky Note pads, and Souvenir scratch pad products now comes from facilities certified by either the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) or the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). These two organizations are the gold standard for responsible forestry management.
The initiative is part of the company’s Keep It. Give It. vision that is built on four pillars, including environmental stewardship as well as fostering diversity & inclusion, safety & social responsibility, and giving back to employees & the community.
Forests managed under the FSC and SFI must adhere to a strict set of guidelines. By choosing paper produced from certified forests, Koozie Group is ensuring that its supply chain supports the company’s environmental, social, and governance commitments. All three of Koozie Group’s domestic facilities received FSC and SFI certification in 2021.
“The rigorous certification process was well worth it,” said Alicia Swift, Senior Product Manager. “As the largest manufacturers of promotional calendars in North America, we had already spent a lot of time focusing on reducing paper waste. It was a logical next step to start using more sustainable raw materials across our calendar lines: Triumph Calendars, HotLine Products, and Good Value. Choosing responsibly sourced paper for these best sellers along with our popular Souvenir Sticky Note and scratch pad lines is propelling us toward our environmental stewardship goals.”
Starting with the 2023 product year, nearly 95% of Koozie Group’s calendars will be produced with FSC- or SFI-certified paper. The addition of the FSC/SFI logo will be a rolling process, with full implementation on 2024 calendars. The FSC logo has already been added to the backer sheets of Souvenir Sticky Note pads. All certified products are now identified on the company’s website.
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