Kodak Moments, a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties, announced that its thermal paper products, used across Kodak Moments retail destinations nationwide, are now certified under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. The third-party certification was conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS) following an audit in July 2019 of Kodak Moments’ Thermal Media Manufacturing facility in Windsor, Colorado.
FSC CoC certification communicates to Kodak Moments customers that its thermal paper receiver, which produces quality prints and photo products in stores is sourced from FSC certified responsibly managed forests.
“Consumers are more environmentally conscious than ever, and retailers are looking for ways to support sustainability efforts,” Dr. Greg Batts Kodak Alaris Global FSC Chain of Custody Manager said. “Having FSC certification is important for this product line in many markets around the world. It demonstrates our commitment to helping our retailers improve their sustainability initiatives and our promise to the principle of sustainable forest management.”
Kodak Moments first achieved FSC certification in August 2018 for its thermal paper product line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2019, it obtained a second certification by SCS for its US production. “I was honored to lead the US team,” continued Greg. “Later this year we plan to widen the scope of our FSC CoC certification for our thermal paper receiver.”
“Congratulations to Kodak Moments for taking this step forward,” said Dave Bubser, SCS Global Services’ Vice President, Natural Resources. “It’s important to recognize the positive impacts that this global company is making on the sustainability front, especially through one of the most rigorous of forestry standards.”
“As the world’s most trusted forest certification, the Forest Stewardship Council represents leadership on responsible sourcing,” said Corey Brinkema, president of the Forest Stewardship Council US. “FSC applauds Kodak Moments’ decision to earn FSC certification for its iconic line of photo papers,” he added.
About SCS Global Services
SCS is a trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS works with companies, government agencies, and stakeholders worldwide to identify and drive practices, policies and processes that advance the goals of sustainable development and give innovators a competitive advantage. Its certification services and sustainability solutions span the natural resources, green building, energy, agricultural, and consumer products sectors, enabling policy-makers, purchasers, company decision-makers and consumers to make informed decisions based on the highest level of environmental, ethical and quality accountability. SCS, which stands for Scientific Certification Systems, is a Benefit Corporation. For more information, visit our website at www.scsglobalservices.com and follow us on Twitter at @SCScertified.
About Kodak Moments
Kodak Moments is a leading global provider of photo products and services to retailers, consumers, and entertainment properties. We inspire consumers to bring their memories to life—delivering innovative, high-quality photo products and experiences they find truly meaningful. Powered by over 100,000 consumer touchpoints across 30 countries globally, it’s our mission to be the brand consumers choose to celebrate and preserve life’s memories, from the big events to the everyday moments that matter.
© 2019 Kodak Moments Division, Kodak Alaris Inc. The Kodak trademark and trade dress are used under license from Eastman Kodak Company.
About Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s most trusted forest certification, is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of forests. FSC was created in 1993 to set the standards by which forests are certified, offering assurance to consumers and businesses that the wood products they buy originate from well-managed forests. More than 5,000 companies and nearly 170 million acres of forestland are certified under FSC in the United States and Canada. For more information visit www.fsc.org.
SCS Global Services
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