Sustainable Forestry


Glatfelter, a leader in responsible forestry management, has achieved chain-of-custody certification to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) standards at its North American facilities in Spring Grove, PA and Chillicothe, OH. The new triple certification provides assurance that Glatfelter has implemented responsible forest management to its longstanding policies, and that chain-of-custody procedures exist to pass certified fiber from the forest, through the manufacturing processes and onto customers and end-users.



At a time when only 10% of the world’s forests are certified, it is vital that we encourage the expansion of all credible certification programs by showing how they can help companies achieve corporate goals and demonstrate environmental stewardship at the same time.

In addition to chain-of-custody, Glatfelter’s forestry and wood procurement operations in North America are independently certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Program Standard, representing an additional commitment to environmental stewardship.

Environmental responsibility is a Core Value and a key element of Glatfelter’s sustainability philosophy. Consistent with its Core Values, Glatfelter is committed to continuous improvement in all we do, to conserve resources, prevent waste and foster environmental sustainability for the benefit of future generations. That’s one of the reasons Glatfelter works in cooperation with organizations like The Nature Conservancy ( and with state government agencies to protect plant life and maintain and create diverse wildlife habitats.

All of us should appreciate the beauty and importance of woodlands and do our part to help protect them for future generations to use and enjoy.

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