Ireland-based Smurfit Kappa has achieved 90% chain of custody certification from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for its corrugated packaging solutions.
In 2014, the company implemented certified chains of custody for all the paper produced and sourced for its packaging needs.
By implementing certified chains of custody, Smurfit Kappa ensures fibre sources for its paper-based packaging comply with FSC requirements and promote sustainable forest management.
Smurfit Kappa development group vice-president Steven Stoffer said: “At Smurfit Kappa we understand the importance of sustainability in everything we do, and see it as our responsibility to ensure the products we supply to our customers meet the highest chain of custody standards.
“We are delighted to have achieved this target and take great pride in contributing to better management of the world’s forests and a more sustainable future.”
The company also noted that it has employed strict sourcing, monitoring and risk management practices across its global operations in order to meet its chain of custody objective.
In order to fulfil the goal, the company has certified its plantations via FSC or Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) forest management schemes.
Smurfit Kappa has also employed a third-party certified FSC, PEFC and / or SFI chain of custody system across more than 300 sites worldwide.
Image: Smurfit Kappa implements certified chains of custody for all the paper produced and sourced for its packaging needs. Photo: courtesy of Smurfit Kappa.