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At Sappi we seek out only the most credible third-party certification standards and affiliations.

Certifications: Sustainable Forestry Chain of Custody, Renewable Energy & Efficiency, and Product Safety

Sustainable Forestry Chain of Custody


All of Sappi Fine Paper North America's coated fine paper mills are triple certified in accordance with the leading sustainable forestry chain of custody certification bodies (FSC®, SFI®, PEFC), and we are proud to be associated with these organizations and their efforts to drive sustainable business practices:



The Forest Stewardship CouncilTMis a non-profit entity that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC®independently tracks, traces and identifies wood fibers from the forest through every step of the procurement, manufacturing and printing process, confirming that each supplier in the chain follows rigorous controls, management and reporting practices.



The Sustainable Forestry Initiative program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist. SFI®program participants practice sustainable forestry on all lands they manage, and influence millions of additional acres through the training of loggers and foresters in best management practices and landowner outreach programs.


The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that, with forest managers, paper and timber companies and their external certifiers to assure that the world's forests are managed sustainably for the benefit of future generations.

Sappi Sustainable Forestry Certifications

Cloquet Mill, Cloquet, Minnesota

  • FSC Chain of Custody: BV-COC-060801
  • FSC Controlled Wood: BV-CW-060801
  • SFI Chain of Custody: BV-SFICOC-US07000220
  • SFI Fiber Sourcing: BV-SFIS-205583
  • PEFC Chain of Custody: BVC-PEFCCOC-US08000067

Somerset Mill, Skowhegan, Maine

  • FSC Chain of Custody: BV-COC-070510
  • FSC Controlled Wood: BV-CW-070510
  • SFI Chain of Custody: BV-SFICOC-209962-A
  • SFI Fiber Sourcing: BV-SFIS-205583
  • PEFC Chain of Custody: BV-PEFCCOC-209962

Renewable Energy & Efficiency


Green-e®, the nation's leading independent verification program for renewable energy products, has certified Sappi's Cloquet and Somerset Mills for the onsite generation of renewable energy. One hundred percent of the electricity consumed at our corporate headquarters in Boston is also certified renewable energy.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWaySM Transport Partnership

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWaySM Transport is an innovative collaboration between the EPA and companies that provide and hire freight delivery services. This initiative is designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.

Product Safety & Other Statements

We are happy to provide customers with certificates and product safety statements that address the following issues, among others:

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) - limits on lead and phthalates
  • Coalition of Northeast Governors (CONEG) - Heavy metals in packaging components
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates for our Cloquet, Somerset and Westbrook Mills - Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Series
  • Ozone Depleting Substances
  • Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986)
  • Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH European Commission regulation)  
  • Lacey Act Amendment - bans commerce in illegally sourced plants and their products
  • FDA Compliance – Lusterprint is compliant for use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods as well as dry foods

For More Information

For questions about these statements or for more information, please contact Sappi at:

For More Information

For questions about these statements or for more information, please contact Sappi at:

Contact a Sappi Representative

Laura M. Thompson Ph. D.
Director, Sustainable Development & Technical Marketing 207.856.3851