Kruger mills achieve FSC certification

Certification applies to several product groups

June 23, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

MONTREAL: Kruger Inc, Industrial Products Division, has received Chain of Custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for three Québec paper mills and its three sawmills. The certification applies to several product groups, including pulp, paper and paperboard, logs, lumber, as well as byproducts and bark. These products will feature the “FSC Mixed Sources” and “FSC Recycled” labels starting in spring 2011.

The FSC, an international non-profit organization, promotes the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The CoC certification allows organizations to track forest products through all stages of  production, including manufacturing, converting and distribution.

“CoC certification based on the FSC standard is a perfect fit with our continuous improvement and responsible environmental and community management objectives,” said Daniel Archambault, executive vice-president and COO, industrial products division of Kruger Inc. “Our clients know that Kruger is committed to offering products of impeccable quality that meet the strictest environmental standards, but FSC certification gives them an additional guarantee.”

Kruger said it received CoC certification after an auditing process done under the SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance, an FSC-accredited third party. The certificate covers materials and products from Kruger’s newsprint mills in Trois-Rivières and Brompton, the Kruger Wayagamack coated paper mill, and Kruger’s sawmills in Parent, Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac
and Saint-Séverin-de-Proulxville.

In 2010, Kruger Inc. got FSC certification for its forest management practices in Mauricie, while its Consumer Products Division received FSC CoC certification earlier this year for about 150 tissue products manufactured by Kruger Products L.P.