Tetra Pak has been awarded chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for all of its converting plants and market companies.
The certification will allow Tetra Pak to supply FSC-labelled packages from anywhere in the world; it covers more than 90 facilities worldwide, making it one of the largest multi-site certifications issued by the environmental group.
Mario Abreu, vice president environment for Tetra Pak, said: “Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the products they buy, expecting businesses to help them make better choices. The FSC logo is an easily recognisable hallmark for forest management, and our customers now have an opportunity to demonstrate their support for responsible forestry anywhere in the world. “As a major user of paperboard, we feel it’s our responsibility to do what we can to help improve the management of the world’s forests, which is why we are working to ensure 100% of the paperboard we use is certified.”
Tetra Pak added that FSC’s chain of custody certification “allows wood fibres to be traced at every step through the supply chain, providing assurance that any products bearing the FSC logo support forest management that adopts environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management practices.”
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