Packaging Sustainability
Chain of Custody


Our Chain of Custody Tri- Certification: SFI®, FSC®, PEFC

We are Chain Of Custody Tri-Certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) - the leading national and global forest certification systems. "We are excited to be a leading printer Tri-Certified in the marketplace. Malnove," states; "Our commitment to supply environmentally responsible materials is a priority, and our reporting and certifications offer comprehensive environmental programs that benefit our customers and community".


Key in obtaining Tri-Certification is our ability to organize and document manufacturing processes while in production with certified products. We have implemented strict operational practices beginning with procurement, through our process, that ensures the Chain of Custody is persevered. Additionally, we undergo annual testing, audits and reporting to fully comply with all SFI, FSC, and PEFC requirements to maintain our certification and ongoing commitment to responsible forestry.

About Chain Of Custody

Chain Of Custody provides a credible link between responsible forest management and consumption. Once a forest is certified it is important to be able to trace the products that come from it throughout the supply chain to ensure that any claims on the origin of the product are credible and verifiable.

Chain Of Custody certification is the process and tracking system that allows manufacturers to demonstrate that timber comes from a forest that is responsibly managed. It tracks the flow of certified wood through the supply chain and across borders through each successive stage - including processing, transformation and manufacturing - all the way to the final product.


Why Specify Chain Of Custody Certified Paper?

Forests provide us with clean water, fresh air... they also provide food, medicine and important natural resources, such as timber and paper. If managed responsibly, forests and plantations benefit people – both people dependent on forests and the global community at large.

However, in some countries as much as 80% of the timber is harvested illegally, often involving the violation of human rights and destruction of protected forests. A key factor behind the threats faced by natural forests is the perception by many societies that they lack economic value. The extraordinary social and environmental value of forests in comparison to other land uses is often not considered. In other words, forests are often converted to other land uses which lack many of the social and environmental values of forest but promise higher economic returns.

The use of certified products supports and ensures the forests are managed with the highest social and environmental criteria available. Your environmental choice to specify certified paper has a direct and permanent positive impact on the world's forests and the people living from, in and around the forest. Using certified paper and printing the certified logo is an effective way to let businesses recognize your environmental responsible practices.

About The Chain Of Custody Forest Protection Agencies

About SFI - Sustainable Forestry Initiative - SFI is an independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. They work with conservation groups, local communities... Read More:

About FSC - Forest Stewardship Council™ - FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests... Read More:

About PEFC - Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification - PEFC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999... Read More:

Did you know that paperboard is the only packaging material that offers third-party certification to ensure the packaging you use has been sustainably managed?

Forestry Certifications are assurances that the fiber used in your paperboard has met the highest environmental and social standards both for forestry management and procurement systems. While there are a variety of international forestry certifications, Malnove has chosen to recognize only three as their partners of choice :