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Certifications

Overview

Our mills are always striving for excellence and looking to improve our certifications.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

ISO is the world's largest developer of voluntary international standards. They are a network of national standards bodies that publish international standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business. These standards are developed through a transparent and collaborative process for the purpose of ensuring that products and services are safe and of good quality, and help businesses reduce waste and increase productivity. For more information, please visit www.iso.org.

Mercer's facilities have been recognized as best-in-practice by earning the ISO 9001 certificate for Quality Management and the ISO 14001 certificate for Environmental Management. In addition, our Rosenthal mill has been recognized with the ISO 50001 certification for Energy Management.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

The PEFC is the world's largest forest certification system. They are an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management through third-party, forest supply chain certification. Through its eco-label consumers are able to identify products that come from sustainably managed forests. For more information, please visit www.pefc.org.

The sustainability of Mercer's wood supply is important for our continued environmental and economic success. All three of our mills purchase certified wood under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which encompasses the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) certification standards.

Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC)

The FSC is an international certification and labeling system dedicated to promoting responsible forest management. Chain-of-Custody certifications track wood through the entire supply chain and provide the assurances that all of Mercer's fiber purchases meet the principles of FSC Controlled Wood, as well as internal procurement policies. For more information, please visit www.fsc.org.

Mercer has committed to purchasing as much wood from sustainable, certified sources as is possible. For this, we purchase wood certified by the PEFC, SFI, FSC, and CSA.

Ecologo

EcoLogo is North America's largest environmental standard and certification mark. They provide stakeholders with assurance that products and services bearing this logo meet stringent standards of environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.ecologo.org.

The power generated at our Celgar mill in BC, Canada is independently certified as "renewable low-impact" under the EcoLogo® Program's 2010 CCD-003 Renewable Low-Impact Electricity Products standard, which recognizes environmentally preferable products.
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