The Colad Group would like to express its commitment to being certified with two excellent
organizations. The Forest Stewardship Council (“FSC”) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative
(“SFI”) are two of the world’s leading sustainable forestry certification programs.
The Forestry Stewardship Council ensures that all FSC-certified forest products come from
responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources. FSC-certified products contain
forest products that are managed by a strict set of environmental and social standards. These
standards are created by representatives from environmental, social and management groups
across the world, through global cooperation. The wood and pulp fibers harvested from
FSC-certified forest products are tracked from certified forests to converters and ultimately to
the consumer. As a company certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council, The Colad Group
will be an integral link in this chain-of-custody process that ensures sound environmental
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to
promoting sustainable forest management. The standards set up by the SFI address both
environmental and silvicultural issues and are based on principles that promote sustainable
forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat,
species at risk, and forests with exceptional conservation value. SFI regulations are supported
and promoted by program participants to further educate and train involved parties in the
Forestry, Wood and Paper industries. SFI chain-of-custody certification extends into the
marketplace by tracking fiber content from certified lands through production and
manufacturing to the end product. Consumers who buy products with the SFI “percent-
content” label know they are buying assurance of well-managed forests.
The Colad Group pledges to abide by the terms of agreement of the Forest Stewardship Council
and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative. We will continue to promote and support the
development of better forestry practices developed by both of these leading organizations.
Please join us in our effort to protect our world!
J. Todd Anson
MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE TREES
THROUGH THE FOREST.
Not all companies can supply FSC or SFI certified papers. The chain of custody requires every company that works with FSC or SFI stock be certified by an independent,
third-party agency to ensure their compliance with the rigorous standards set by FSC and SFI. If the company offering certified stocks is NOT certified, then the chain of
custody is broken, and you have no assurance that you are getting the environmentally responsible material that you demand.
Colad is certified with both FSC and SFI and we offer many products made using FSC, SFI, and recycled paperboard, chipboard, corrugated, and litho stocks. We can
source a wide variety of FSC and SFI certified substrates to give you the product you want while maintaining the chain of custody. By partnering with Colad to put the
FSC or SFI label on your product, you can demonstrate to your customers that your company is a good steward of the environment and that you support ecologically
sound forest management practices.
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About the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
SFI is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to
promoting sustainable forest management. SFI works with
conservation groups, local communities, resource professionals,
landowners, and countless other organizations and individuals who
share the passion for responsible forest management.
SFI’s Board of Directors represents environmental, social and
economic interests equally, and addresses local needs through a
unique grassroots network of SFI Implementation Committees.
SFI’s forest certification standard is based on principles that
promote sustainable forest management, including measures to
protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk,
and forests with exceptional conservation value. The standard is
used widely across North America, and has strong acceptance in the
global marketplace so SFI can deliver a steady supply of third-party
certified wood from well-managed forests. This is especially
important because of the growing demand for green building and
responsible paper purchasing at a time when only 10% of the world’s
forests are certified.
The SFI label is a sign you are buying wood and paper products from
well-managed forests, backed by a rigorous third-party
Certificate No. SGS-SFI-COC-0304
Colad’s use of the SFI label indicates that it is a participant in the SFI ®
program in good standing and that Colad’s operations have been certified
to be in compliance with the SFI Standard (SFIS) and guidelines by and
independent auditor. For more detailed information on the SFI program and
the standards and guidelines, please visit, www.aboutsfi.org
CHAIN OF CUSTODY
FOREST MILL PAPER COLAD CONSUMER
The Colad Group is proud to be named an EPA Green Power Partner
through our commitment to purchase at least 170 MWh of energy
from renewable sources (such as Wind). Our commitment helps
reduce the risks associated with climate change by supporting
technologies that are more sustainable for businesses and
communities. Colad’s purchase commitment will reduce CO2
emissions by 77 metric tons – the equivalent of taking 25 cars off
the road, or replenishing 97 acres with trees each year.
Steel Winds Project LLC
7.25 miles from The Colad Group
Knowing when it’s time to GO GREEN.
Colad Recycles in a BIG way!
If you are looking for environmentally friendly packaging, look no further than paper. Unlike other packaging materials
like plastic, vinyl and poly, paper is a natural resource that is renewable, sustainable, and recyclable. Colad is a leading
manufacturer of custom paper-based presentation and promotional packaging. We are proud of the progress that we
have made as responsible stewards of our environment - from technological advances that eliminate harmful emissions and
fumes in the manufacturing process, to grass roots efforts like recycling every plastic bottle and sheet of copy paper.
Improvements are continuously being made and Colad is exploring many ways to help future generations enjoy the world we live
in. We make every effort to purchase our renewable resources from companies that think and act like we do!
Colad works very closely with recycling companies to ensure that every material that can be recycled gets recycled. In 2008,
Colad recycled over 900 tons of paper-based scrap – the equivalent of:
Saving 22,437 trees
Reducing total energy consumption enough to power 363 homes/ year
Removing the greenhouse gas emissions from 466 cars/ year
Conserving enough water to fill 24 Olympic-sized swim pools
Keeping 70 garbage trucks worth of solid waste out of landfills
For more information on Colad’s
environmental efforts, or for innovative
solutions to your presentation packaging
needs, please contact us:
The Colad Group, LLC
801 Exchange Street
Buffalo, NY 14210
Niagara Falls, NY
15.9 miles from The Colad Group, the Falls
are the largest natural resource of
hydroelectric power in the world. The
surrounding generating stations can
produce about 4.4 GW of power for both
the United States and Canada.