Kruger mill gets chain of custody certification

Customers can track forest products through all stages of the production

November 28, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

MONTREAL: Kruger Inc’s Place Turcot paperboard mill in Montréal has been awarded chain of custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), License Code FSC-C106738. The certificate, issued by the Rainforest Alliance, an FSC-accredited organization, authorizes Kruger to feature the FSC Recycled logo on its products that include 100-percent recycled white top (GreenWhite) and brown (Turkraft) linerboard for corrugated packaging, as well as roll wrapping and file folder stock.

“Achieving FSC chain of custody certification is a source of pride for our employees who make every effort on a daily basis to provide our clients with the highest quality recycled paperboard possible, while meeting the highest environmental standards,” said Rob Latter, vice-president, Kruger Packaging.

This FSC certification is in addition to previous certifications awarded to Kruger Inc. It follows FSC CoC certifications obtained by several Kruger sites, including:

  • Trois-Rivières and Brompton newsprint mills;
  • Kruger Wayagamack coated paper mill;
  • Parent, Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac and Saint-Séverin-de-Proulxville sawmills; and
  • five tissue paper mills of its Kruger Products LP subsidiary, in Québec, BC and the US.

CoC certification enables the clients and customers of certified companies to track forest products through all stages of the production process, from the forest to the shelf, including the manufacturing, converting and distribution stages.