Carton Service CSI has received FSC certification from the Forest Stewardship Council. The Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, is an independent, non-profit organization that has established a certification system to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
“It is our belief that though we are already a renewable packaging company (paperboard folding cartons being a renewable resource), customers need more support as they develop more eco-friendly packaging methods. In our almost 100 years of business, we’ve never had so many customer conversations about sustainable packaging. Our gable-top, direct food and liquid packaging customers in particular are asking us to offer more green options for them. It is also why we developed a Cartons4REarth brand,” says company president Reid Lederer.
To achieve FSC certification, a company must uphold all FSC standards, as must every other company in their supply chain. Carton Service has earned this certification by adhering to FSC’s environmental, social, and economic principles, and by sourcing materials from organizations that do the same.
Becoming FSC certified is just one element of Carton Service’s endeavor to provide. In 2021, Carton Service created a sustainability roadmap for minimizing its global footprint, in which it committed to achieving an EcoVadis rating in 2022. Now, the company has been awarded a silver certification.
EcoVadis is the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Carton Service earned a silver rating by showing strength in all four pillars of assessment: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. Carton Service is in the 78th percentile of companies rated by EcoVadis.
“We are considered by the Small Business Administration to be a small company, and we have all the customer advantages of such; however, we offer big company services, innovations, and products. With two recent patents on our gable top cartons, we want to be a leader in the sustainable packaging industry, and we will partner with global organizations to make sure we offer environmentally sound practices mixed with innovative approaches,” according to Reid Lederer.