Twin Rivers Paper Company is pleased to announce the company has achieved PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™) Chain of Custody certification. The certification supports the Company’s commitment to sustainable fiber sourcing principles. “The addition of PEFC certification is important both domestically and for its international reach. The standard enables our customers to have confidence the products they use from Twin Rivers are produced using practices that are consistent with their global procurement and sustainability initiatives,” said Dave Deger, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing. This rigorous international third-party standard ensures the wood and fiber used to make the Company’s lightweight specialty paper and dimensional lumber products originate from sustainable, well-managed forests.
UPM Raflatac has made further strides towards delivering a smarter and more sustainable future with the announcement that all its main HD liners for standard PP and PE films in EMEIA will come from certified sources by the end of 2018. Forest certification takes a lifecycle approach across the entire forest supply chain, ensuring that wood-based products are sourced from responsibly managed forests.
This is just the latest in the company’s drive to create film labeling solutions that excel in sustainability. As part of its ecodesign philosophy, the company’s first step is always to use responsibly sourced raw materials, with the goal being to only use wood raw material from certified sources by 2030. UPM Raflatac has also expanded its range of certified label faces for many end-use segments to make it easier for label converters and brand owners to make sustainable choices.
“We are very proud to announce that sustainability will soon be standard for our main HD liners, with HD70 and HD Lite to be made from FSC® certified raw material by the end of 2018,” says Noora Markkanen, Senior Specialist, Sustainability, UPM Raflatac. “This means our entire PP and PE product offering will be available with a forest-certified liner – another step towards us labeling a smarter future.”