Adds World Class COC Certification for FSC®, SFI® and PEFC™

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK [ May 7, 2012 ] – DISC, a leading source of specialty packaging solutions for more than 40 years, has taken a significant step forward in its commitment to environmentally responsible packaging. The company announced today that it has been awarded the Certified Forest Management Suite for three internationally recognized Chain of Custody certification standards in forest products: the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™ (PEFC™).

“This achievement raises the bar in DISC’s ongoing dedication to safeguard the environment,” said Margaret Krumholz, president of DISC. “Although we have been certified for FSC® Chain of Custody since 2007, we felt it was time to extend our reach to meet the standards of SFI® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody in order to offer our clients a broader choice of certified materials for their product packaging.”

This move is the latest initiative in the company’s ongoing DISCover Green Program, which emphasizes action when it comes to promoting sustainability solutions. DISC has long established itself as a leader in “green” business practices through participation in the EPA Green Power Partnership®, the Renewable Choice Energy Program, and its own recycling efforts both in its operations and in the community.

“It’s become a bigger conversation with clients,” noted John Rebecchi, vice president of marketing and business development. “The call for environmentally responsible materials has become more and more prominent in our discussions, and the market demands more accountability today. Knowing the source of our paper and paperboard and tracking them along the supply chain are important to DISC and the companies we serve.”

The certified Forest Management Suite earned by DISC was the result of a complex and arduous auditing process conducted by SGS North America, an internationally respected independent auditor for certified material standards. The COC certification procedures required the commitment and collaboration of a cross-functional team of people in Quality Assurance, manufacturing, customer service, finance, Information Technology, and sales & marketing. The company had to ensure that all process controls were in place to monitor, track and label products made from certified material throughout DISC’s supply chain to client delivery points.
All DISC clients will benefit from being able to print the appropriate certified label on packaging produced using certified paper or paperboard. Depending on the source and content of certified material used, a package can be imprinted with an FSC® label (for FSC® 100%, FSC® Mix and/or FSC® Recycled certified material), or SFI® COC label (for SFI certified material), or PEFC™ COC label (for PEFC™ certified material).

DISC clients who are interested in adding a Chain of Custody Certification label to their packaging should contact their DISC account executive or email the company at sales@discgraphics.com.

For more information on DISC’s products, specialty packaging solutions, processes and services, visit www.discgraphics.com.

About DISC

DISC is a leading producer of packaging and print for the beauty, healthcare, private label, entertainment media and consumer products industries. Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, DISC is a privately held company whose manufacturing facilities are located in California, New Jersey and New York. FSC®, SFI® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody certified and an EPA Green Power Partner, the company promotes sustainable packaging practices through its DISCover Green program and manufactures under strict compliance to ISO 9001:2008 and FDA GMP standards. DISC offers a range of advanced capabilities for prepress and design services, digital, flexo and offset printing, and finishing and converting for paperboard, plastic and mini-flute corrugate packaging as well as pressure-sensitive and extended-content labels.

For additional information, contact John Rebecchi at jrebecchi@discgraphics.com or call 631-300-1158.