Pella Corporation earns FSC certification

October 19, 2009

Pella Corporation has been awarded the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Certification, by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) - accredited by the FSC to certify companies to its international standards - further demonstrating the company's commitment to using resources responsibly.

"Pella's roots in environmental stewardship trace back to 1925, when the company was founded and launched its first recycling program," said Jim Nieboer, champion of Pella's environmental efforts. "Now with the widely- recognized FSC CoC certification, we can offer Pella® customers the option of windows and doors made from pine certified to have been harvested from well-managed forests."

FSC standards

The FSC awards CoC certification to companies that meet FSC standards for tracking wood used in their products from the certified forest to the consumer. Steps of the production process - including harvesting, processing, manufacturing and distribution - must be independently verified for adherence to FSC standards. Only products from FSC CoC companies claim the FSC designation - assurance of a socially and environmentally responsible purchasing decision.

Offering FSC CoC certified products is one of many ways Pella's windows and doors can help contribute toward earning points in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System.

Pella Corporation's FSC certification number is SCS-COC-002711.
-end-
About the Forest Stewardship Council

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. www.fsc.org.

About Scientific Certification Systems

SCS is an independent third-party certifier of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. Over two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance. Its programs span a wide cross-section of the economy, recognizing accomplishments in the fields of green building, product manufacturing, forestry, retail, agricultural production, fisheries, energy, and food processing and handling. For more information about SCS, visit www.scscertified.com or call 510-452-8000.

About Pella Corporation

Pella Corporation is a leader in designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.

Pella is known for its 84-year history of making innovative products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction. The company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship to create satisfied customers.

Pella earned the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for manufacturing energy-efficient windows and educating consumers about them.

Pella Corporation is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) SmartWay Transport Partnership program. Pella received the accreditation for its responsible management of transportation partners and private fleet and committing to improve the environmental performance of freight operations.

Pella manufactures quality windows and doors sold through a Direct Sales Network operating Pella® Window & Door Showrooms across the United States and Canada and select building materials retailers, including Lowe's®. For more information, call 888-847-3552 or visit pella.com. Follow Pella on Twitter.com @Pella_News.

Editor's note: For more information on Pella's environmental stewardship initiatives, click here: http://pressroom.pella.com/fast_facts/134/

Integer Group

Related Accredited Articles from Brightsurf:

The unexpected benefits of tailored exercise for aged care residents
Tailored exercise programs led by accredited exercise physiologists don't just provide physical benefits for residents living in aged care -- they improve mental wellbeing and social engagement, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research.

Few US higher education campuses have gone completely smoke and/or tobacco-free
Just one in six accredited US colleges and universities have gone completely smoke and/or tobacco free, reveals the first study of its kind, published in the journal Tobacco Control.

Adults with sleep apnea are more likely to experience involuntary job loss
Recently unemployed people with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea have a higher risk of having lost a job multiple times, according to preliminary results from a new study.

Can we trust digital forensic evidence?
Research carried out at the University of York has suggested that more work is needed to show that digital forensic methods are robust enough to stand-up to interrogation in a court of law.

Accredited bariatric center reduces postop complications while increasing surgical volume
Bariatric surgical team lowers rates of rehospitalization, surgical site and urinary tract infections, and bleeding during a five-year quality improvement project.

AASM publishes clinical practice guideline on use of actigraphy for sleep disorders
Actigraphy can be a useful clinical tool for the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

Teenage girls are more impacted by sleepiness than teen boys are
Preliminary results of a recent study show that teen girls reported a higher degree of interference of daytime sleepiness on multiple aspects of their school and personal activities than boys.

Study links short and long sleep durations with excess heart age
Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period.

Forced court appearances make cops more tired, generate more citizen complaints
Results from a new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University and Central Queensland University suggest that complaints against US police officers increase when they work consecutive night shifts.

Vast majority of heavy smokers not screened for lung cancer despite USPSTF recommendations
An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9 percent of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screening recommendations.

Read More: Accredited News and Accredited Current Events
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.