“We are delighted to see our members’ steady progress towards achieving the high targets set in 2007”, comments Katarina Molin, Director General of ACE. “Traceability is one of our industry’s most important strategic means to combat illegal logging (which is also an objective of the new European Union Timber Regulation) and equally important to avoid using socially and environmentally unacceptable sources of wood.”
These figures come from the Proforest fifth annual report on the Chain of Custody commitment (CoC) made by ACE members Tetra Pak, Elopak and SIG Combibloc in 2007. The three companies have committed in an ‘Industry selfcommitment (the ‘ACE commitment’) including the following points: • Sourcing 100% wood fibre from legal and acceptable sources by 2015 • Securing CoC certification for all liquid packaging board mills by 2015 • Securing CoC certification for all beverage carton manufacturing plants by 2018
The reporting is managed by Proforest an independent verifier of natural resource management specialized in practical approaches to sustainability.
ACE expects that the percentage of CoC certified plants will further increase in 2012.BACK TO OVERVIEW