Grizzly Industrial's 676-page 2010 catalog was printed on 100 percent Sustainable Forestry Initiative-certified paper, according to the company, which is a retailer of woodworking and metalworking equipment and accessories.
The SFI program ensures, through a stringent third-party certification program, that forest land resources are managed and harvested according to sustainable forestry practices. The current SFI standard was developed by professional foresters, conservationists, scientists and others to address important environmental and socio-economic forest values including water quality, biodiversity and timber harvesting, and regeneration practices.
SFI's chain-of-custody certification tracks wood fiber from certified forestlands to certified forest products manufacturers. In the case of paper, this includes the printer who converts the paper from sheets and rolls into a final printed product. In order for Grizzly to claim the use of SFI paper, Grizzly's 2010 catalog printer, through chain-of-custody, warrants that 100 percent of the paper used was SFI-certified. Grizzly was then given the SFI logo to use on its catalog. The SFI logo is displayed in the mailing panel on the catalog's back cover.
Grizzly's 2010 catalog required more than 3 million pounds of paper.