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.
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.

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 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 Follow Pella on @Pella_News.

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