CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that it earned chain of custody certification from FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) for its print center in Quebec City. This certification allows CGI clients to demonstrate that they promote sustainable business practices to their customers, and furthers CGI's own commitment of contributing to an improved environment.
With its Quebec City center printing more than 100 million sheets per year, CGI considers the tracking of paper, the control of wood harvesting and reforestation as crucial issues. The certification allows a forest product to be tracked from a tree in the forest through all the steps of processing and production until it reaches consumers. The designation also confirms that certified materials are kept separate from non-certified materials.
"CGI is committed to helping protect the environment by operating responsibly. Obtaining this certification also allows us to enhance how we support our clients, helping them demonstrate this environmental commitment to their own customers who are increasingly requesting this type of certification," stated France Côté, CGI's Vice-President, Document Management Services. "At CGI, we believe strongly that the needs of our diverse partner groups are interdependent and that everyone benefits from socially responsible practices."
From in-bound management that brings documents into the digital environment to back-end processes that personalize documents for end users, CGI combines technology capabilities, industry knowledge and document management expertise to improve its clients' operating environments. The CGI print center offers printing, conversion, insertion, multi-channel distribution and production services.
Founded in 1993, the FSC® is an international, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. Under FSC® certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards, and fibre from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system. The end result is products in the marketplace carrying the FSC® 'check-tree' logo.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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