Tetra Pak Obtains Worldwide FSC™ Chain of Custody Certification
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak can now supply Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) labelled packages from anywhere in the world, having received FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification for all of its converting plants and market companies. It represents one of FSC’s largest multi-site certifications, covering a total of 92 facilities worldwide.
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Its CoC 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.
“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,” said Mario Abreu, Vice President Environment at Tetra Pak.
"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,” added Abreu.
Tetra Pak introduced the FSC certification system to the liquid food carton industry launching the world’s first FSC labelled carton in 2007. Since then, Tetra Pak has delivered more than 130 billion packages to customers carrying the FSC logo, with 43.7 billion in 2014 alone.
ABOUT TETRA PAK
Tetra Pak is the world's leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™," reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.
More information about Tetra Pak is available at www.tetrapak.com
ABOUT THE FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL™ (FSC™)
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC is a unique forum where stakeholders from around the world meet and, through strong multi-stakeholder processes, define essential social and environmental criteria for forest management. These fundamental principles are realized in forests worldwide through FSC certification. Find more information at www.fsc.org
The FSC license code for Tetra Pak is FSC™ C014047.
Simon Gatta Paul Codd
Tetra Pak Cohn & Wolfe on behalf of Tetra Pak
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