Green Bay Packaging First In Paper Industry to Achieve SFI® Small Lands Group Certification Module

Green Bay Packaging SFI Small Lands Group Certification Announcement

(Green Bay, WI) – Green Bay Packaging (GBP) is the first in the paper industry to achieve the SFI® Small Lands Group Certification Module. This certification is a collaboration between the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) which aims to certify more family and other small land holders for their sustainable forestry efforts.

This program recognizes GBP’s ongoing stewardship to promote sustainable forest management with family-owned and private landowners through the Green Bay Packaging’s Landowner Resource Program (LRP) and the SFI®  Small Lands Group Certification. Our engagement and resources to supplying small landowners increases the acreage eligible for certified fiber content into the SFI® Chain of Custody program.

About Sustainable Forestry Initiative®

SFI®’s mission is to advance sustainability through forest-focused collaboration. We are a sustainability leader through our work in standards, conservation, community, and education and positively influence diversity, equity, and inclusion in the forest sector. We believe that sustainable forests and communities are critical to our collective future and as an independent, non-profit organization, collaborate with our diverse network to provide solutions to local and global sustainability challenges. SFI® works with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, governments, and universities. We leverage the collective strengths and efforts of our network while proactively creating space for all communities to meaningfully participate in the journey towards a sustainable future. Learn more at They partnered with the American Forest Foundation to create the SFI Small Lands Group Certification Module.

About Green Bay Packaging inc.

Established in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturing company consisting of corrugated container plants, a folding carton facility, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label roll stock plants, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Green Bay Packaging is dedicated to the innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on safety, sustainability, quality, and continuous improvement throughout all 37 facilities in 14 states. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit

About American Forest Foundation

The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a forest conservation organization, works on the ground with families, partners, and elected officials to promote stewardship and keep our forests healthy. America’s family forests are vital for producing clean water and air, wildlife habitat, and sustainable wood supplies. AFF’s signature program, the American Tree Farm System® is the country’s largest sustainable woodland. They partnered with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® to create the SFI® Small Lands Group Certification Module.