Cosmo Specialty Fibers Awarded PEFC Chain-of-Custody Certification
Chain-of-custody certification is critical to customers of Cosmo Specialty Fibers in a number of current and potential markets. This process follows wood fiber from forest, to harvesting, transport, processing and production – right through to the customer. It is an inventory control procedure to allow CSF to track fiber in order to be assured that it is from forests audited and certified by a third party to be sustainably managed – meaning the forest is ecologically, socially and economically sustainable.
PEFC originated in Europe and has gained worldwide acceptance from recognized certification systems including the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), American Tree Farm System (ATFS), and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). PEFC has achieved compatibility between these independent forest certification systems, and has implemented that umbrella approach worldwide.