Case Paper knows a few things about our environment. We know forests are essential for our existence. They cover thirty percent of the global land area and support seventy percent of terrestrial animals and plants. Case knows we depend on forests for the clean air we breathe, the clean water we drink. We depend on them to supply products for our shelter and our energy sources. We depend on forests to contribute to our literacy, communities, and our livelihoods. Case Paper is acutely aware of our relationship with forests, how we must value and manage them, and how we must live with them in the future.
In 2008 Case became certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). This past winter, Case Paper became certified by the Sustained Forestry Initiative (SFI) and this spring Case received certification from The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
While there are subtle differences between the organizations, chain of custody from forest to consumer is the paramount factor in determining what is and isn’t certifiable. The existence of multiple certification standards can only serve to increase the amount of certified wood fiberThe slender, thread-like celluloseThe chief constituent of the cell walls of all plants. All plants contain tissue that, when properly processed, will yield cellulose. Cotton in its raw state contains about 91% and is the purest form of natural cellulose. Other sources for papermaking include hemp (77%), softwoods & hardwoods (57% to 65%), and kozoThe most common fiber used in Japanese papermaking, it comes from the mulberry tree. A long, tough fiber that produces strong, absorbent sheets. (66% to 77%). structures that cohere to form a sheet of paper. and increase awareness in managing and sustaining the world’s ecosystems. Thus, Case Paper has chosen certification by three organizations it believes to be paramount to responsible forest management so they are viable today and for future generations.
This tri-certification places Case at the highest level of ecological, social, and ethical responsibility. Subsequently our customers may be assured they are receiving products from sustainably managed forests and sharing in the conscious preservation of our ecosystems.