MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 18, 2012--
Buckeye Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BKI) announced today that Buckeye
Florida has achieved forestry certifications from three internationally
recognized organizations that promote responsibly managed forests: the
Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative®
(SFI), and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
The purpose of these certifications is to ensure that companies which
use forest resources meet society’s needs without compromising the
ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Buckeye received the certifications after a rigorous year-long process
of developing documents, manuals, and procedures to guide fiber
procurement and track fiber chain of custody.
The certification to the FSC standard is for Chain of Custody. The SFI
certifications are for the SFI Standard 2010-2014 and for SFI Chain of
Custody. The certification to the PEFC standard is for Chain of Custody.
Howard Drew, Buckeye’s Vice President, Wood Cellulose Manufacturing,
said the certifications are an extension of the company’s long-standing
policy of practicing sustainable forestry. “Buckeye is committed to
monitoring and reviewing its sustainable forestry programs and to
continually improving and broadening the practice of sustainable
forestry. These independent, third party certifications reflect our
commitment to meeting customer demand for products that are derived from
forest fiber that is legally harvested and well-managed.”
Buckeye, a leading manufacturer and marketer of specialty fibers and
nonwoven materials, is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The
Company currently operates facilities in the United States, Germany, and
Canada. Its products are sold worldwide to makers of consumer and
Source: Buckeye Technologies Inc.
Buckeye Technologies Inc.
Steve Dean, 901-320-8352
and Chief Financial Officer