Fixed Price FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification Now Available to All Printers
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.—August 18, 2015—The Regional Affiliate Certification Group (RACG) announced that it is offering a program to the over $5 million segment of the printing and packaging industry. Since 2010, RACG has offered a program to the under $5 million segment of the industry providing expanded consulting and group pricing to smaller firms. The new program was designed to provide assistance, consulting, and fixed pricing for FSC Chain of Custody Certification for larger firms.
The program is offered in a partnership through RACG with PIA Affiliates, American Green Consulting (AGC), the consulting firm servicing the current small printer group, and SCS Global Services, the certifying body chosen from the field. This offering features a friendly, supportive atmosphere where printers can review and discuss their needs with American Green Consulting who will provide necessary support on all elements of certification audits, FSC logo usage and other issues. Additionally, the RACG-negotiated pricing provides a discounted, fixed price which includes all elements of the certification (audit—consulting—AAF fees—travel).
Already processing a few applicants, this program was announced at a meeting of affiliates of the Printing Industries of America last month and will be promoted to the membership throughout the U.S. Members of all affiliates now have access to a stable FSC Certification program which allows them to service their customers in a full and seamless manner.
“We consistently receive requests for a simplified program for larger printers ... stability, simplicity and affordability are the most requested elements ... this program provides the perfect answer," commented Chris Gibbons, president of AGC.
“We are very pleased to partner with SCS Global Services as they bring tremendous professionalism to this regulated process and have already proven to be a flexible and valuable part of this program," said RACG President Jim Tepper. "They have extensive experience with the printing and packaging industry and are very well positioned to deal with the unique issues of our industry in regards to certification steps and requirements.”
The program is open to all printers who are members of PIA affiliates participating in RACG. Pricing, general information and program applications are available through the various PIA affiliates, on the RACG Website or directly from Marybeth Maloney at the RACG office by calling (508) 804-4109.
Additionally, RACG will have a booth at GRAPH EXPO this September in Chicago with representatives of FSC, SCS, AGC and RACG present to explain the two programs and to answer questions attendees might have. A press conference is scheduled at the show for Monday Sept. 14 at 4:15 p.m. in Room S502a.