Published on April 23rd, 2016 | by Steve Hanley0
TetraPak Delivers 200 Billion FSC Labeled Products Since 2007
Since 2007, TetraPak has strongly supported the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC was founded in 1994 by a group of non-governmental organizations, timber users, and traders. The FSC label is widely recognized as the highest global certification standard for forest management. FSC provides a connection between the forest and the end user, ensuring that products with the FSC label uphold principles and criteria which bring the highest social and environmental benefits.
FSC certification can positively impact workers and communities, shift governance processes globally and change economic and environmental conditions in the forest. This impact improves conditions such conflict over land tenure and use, worker’s health and safety, biodiversity conservation, protection of endangered species, and participatory forest policy.
TetraPak delivered 54 million FSC labeled products to its customers in 2015. It expects the total number delivered since 2007 will exceed 200 billion by the end of this year. Increasing consumer interest in environmental issues leads companies to communicate their impact on the environment and the actions they are taking in a transparent way. The FSC logo enables consumers to choose brands that are committed to sustainable forestry.
For a product to carry the FSC label, there must be an unbroken Chain of Custody certification for all relevant sites. Tetra Pak has completed the certification for all converting plants and market companies and can supply FSC labelled packages from anywhere in the world. FSC certification ensures that products come from well managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
TetraPak not only uses FSC labeled raw materials in the manufacture of its containers, it also encourages its customers to support FSC standards as well. The Swedish company has a strong corporate ethic that favors sustainable business practices. That includes developing products that are recyclable and bio-degradable. TetraPak has been a global leader in using plastics that are derived from sugar cane instead of petroleum.