FSC certification, labelling and verification
All our paperboard comes from wood from forests certified to FSC standards and other controlled sources.
We see FSC as offering a credible universal standard and we actively encourage our customers to display the logo on their packages. Since the introduction of the FSC label on our first package in 2007, we have produced over 400 billion FSC-labelled packs, 92 billion of which were delivered in 2017 alone.
Having achieved full FSC Chain of Custody certification for all our operations, we can now supply FSC-labelled packages from anywhere in the world.
For certification of the Chain of Custody of our own operations, we have chosen to work with the Rainforest Alliance, one of the world’s largest FSC-accredited certification bodies.
The FSC directly supports the sustainable forest management target under SDG 15, while also contributing to 34 targets under 10 other SDGs
Although figures vary across markets, one out of every two consumers globally recognises the FSC label and ‘responsible forestry’ comes only second to ‘quality’ as a driver of purchasing decisions
In 2017, 42 percent (or 90 billion) of Tetra Pak packages featured FSC labels. In 2018, we aim to grow this to just over 53 percent
The FSC licence code for Tetra Pak is FSC® C014047.
The Via Initiative: The Positive Impact of Certification
We have long recognised the value of independent certification in the transition to a sustainable future. Last year, we took part in the Value and Impact Assessment, collaborating with the likes of Kingfisher and IDH, to review the scientific evidence of the positive impact of certification of forests. We found that when several companies commit to a sustainable forest standard – such as the FSC’s – it has measurable on-the-ground impact on protecting and securing biodiversity.