SADDLE BROOK, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2011) –Sealed Air has received the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) chain of custody certification for Jiffylite® mailers, Jiffy® Padded mailers, Yesterday’s News™ mailers and Jiffy® Utility Mailers. The chain of custody process tracks products through different stages of paper production, starting in the forest and ending with consumption by customers; ensuring that chain of custody certified products come from well-managed forests and recycled paper.
Sealed Air’s Jiffy Mailers® were audited by an independent third-party accredited by SFI and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Sealed Air will begin labeling Jiffy Mailer® products with the SFI logo denoting that these products are produced using responsible fiber sources. “Jiffy Mailers® are one of Sealed Air’s flagship brands, offering a broad range of packaging solutions for small parcel shipping. Most Jiffy Mailer® products contain recycled materials, and the new SFI chain of custody certification demonstrates to our customers a further commitment to the environment and sustainability,” said Paul McEvoy Sealed Air’s business manager of Jiffy Mailer® product line. “Sealed Air continues to live up to its SmartLife™ Initiative—a multi-platform approach to raise awareness about sustainable packaging and how the Company is advancing its sustainability mission within its business strategy.” For more information on Sealed Air please visit www.sealedair.com or call 1-800-648-9093.
About SFI Inc.
SFI Inc. is an independent 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization, and is solely responsible for maintaining, overseeing and improving the internationally recognized Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program (www.sfiprogram.org). Across North America, more than 180 million acres/73 million hectares are certified to the SFI forest management standard, making it the largest single standard in the world. SFI chain-of-custody certification tells buyers how much certified, responsibly sourced and/or recycled content is in a product. The SFI program’s unique fiber sourcing requirements promote responsible forest management on all suppliers’ lands. SFI Inc. is governed by a three-chamber board of directors representing environmental, social and economic sectors equally.
About Sealed Air
For over fifty years, Sealed Air has been a leading global innovator and manufacturer of a wide range of packaging and performance-based materials and equipment systems that now serve an array of food, industrial, medical, and consumer applications. Operating in 51 countries, Sealed Air’s international reach generated revenue of $4.5 billion in 2010. With widely recognized brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Jiffy® protective mailers, Instapak® foam-inplace systems and Cryovac® packaging technology, Sealed Air continues to identify new trends, foster new markets, and deliver innovative solutions to its customers. For more information about Sealed Air, please visit the Company’s web site at www.sealedair.com.