Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification

Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification
Today a total of 280 billion FSC-labelled packages are delivered in over 90 countries and to more than 3,000 brands.
Updated 15 August 2017

Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification

Tetra Pak celebrates 10 years of FSC certification

This year marks Tetra Pak’s 10-year anniversary of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification.
“We are proud to announce a rise in the number of companies in the Greater Middle East and Africa selling products in Tetra Pak packages that carry the Forest Stewardship Council label; almost half of Tetra Pak packages used in the region carry the FSC label,” a press release said.
Niels Hougaard, managing director Tetra Pak Arabia, said: “As a major user of paperboard, we have a responsibility to ensure the world’s forests are managed in a socially just, environmentally appropriate and economically sound way. We are working toward having 100 percent of the paperboard FSC certified.”
He added: “Consumers are gradually becoming aware of environmental issues. Through the FSC label, our customers enable consumers to contribute toward protecting the environment. It is worth noting that, our customer Al-Rabie was among the first to deploy FSC-labelled packages in Saudi Arabia — 40 percent of the packages sold in Arabia area are labeled FSC.
“The FSC label on our cartons is a sign that they comply with FSC requirements relating to forest management and the traceability of the wood fiber in the paperboard.”
The first Tetra Pak package to be labelled with the FSC logo was delivered in 2007. Since then, the numbers have grown exponentially, and today a total of 280 billion FSC-labelled packages are delivered in over 90 countries and to more than 3,000 brands.
“In our work to raise awareness of FSC, we support initiatives around the world that increase understanding of sustainable forestry and encourage consumers to make responsible choices,” Hougaard said.