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Tabs Direct receives FSC, SFI certifications

May 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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Tabs Direct (Dallas) has been granted Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification by the third party auditing body, Bureau Veritas Certification North America, Inc.

The SFI 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 formal process of the FSC Chain of Custody Certification requires Tabs Direct to follow specific procedures and protocol to ensure that FSC-Certified paper purchased and used is tracked and remains within the established “chain” from tree harvesting to the finished product.

“Tabs Direct has been and continues to be focused on minimizing our impact on the environment. Tabs Direct will continue to evaluate our activities to identify new opportunities to reduce our consumption of raw materials, streamline manufacturing to maximize energy efficiency and increase our comprehensive recycling efforts,” says Jim Badum, president, Tabs Direct.

The company’s 2008 recycling program yielded a savings equivalent to 19,887,000 gallons of water; more than 48,000 trees; more than a million gallons of oil; nearly 12 million kilowatts of electricity and 9,375 cubic yards of landfill.

Tabs Direct, part of the Omnicom Group Inc., is one of the largest direct mail production companies in the United States.