As a major user of paperboard, we have a responsibility to ensure the world's forests are managed in a socially, environmentally and economically sound way. We ensure than 100% of the paperboard in our packages comes from FSC™ Forest Stewardship Council™ certified forests and other controlled sources and 100% of the packs that we produce globally are eligible to carry the FSC™ label on-pack. We do this by joining up with suppliers, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders to promote responsible forest management and strengthen traceability through certification and labelling.
We have also achieved full FSC™ Chain of Custody certification for all our operations, meaning that we can now supply FSC™-labelled packages from anywhere in the world.
The FSC license code for Tetra Pak is FSC™ C014047.
Read more about the positive impact of FSC™ certification.
In sourcing paperboard for liquid-based packaging, we follow two main principles:
- all the wood fibre in our paperboard should come from forests independently certified as being managed in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management; and
- we should be able to prove traceability from the forests all the way to the packaging material we produce at our sites globally, which can only be achieved through independent certification of the total Chain of Custody.