Rengo attains FSC certification for clay-coated paperboard produced on PM No. 1 at its Tonegawa mill in Japan; certification awarded for use of sustainably sourced wood fiber and appropriately managed recovered fiber
December 17, 2013
– Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that its No. 1 paper machine at the Tonegawa Division paperboard mill, which produces clay coated board, has acquired Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certification.
FSC certification is a well-known international system for certifying appropriately managed forests, as well as the appropriate processing and distribution of lumber harvested from these forests. This is the first time a paper machine in Japan dedicated to clay coated board, which is used for purposes such as foodstuffs and daily goods packaging, has acquired this certification.
Rengo’s clay coated board, for which FSC certification was acquired, is an environmentally friendly product. Its main raw materials are wood fibers approved according to FSC standards, as well as appropriately-managed recovered fiber. Rengo will support responsible forest management and contribute to forest conservation and the curtailing of worldwide deforestation through the usage of wood fiber which considers environmental conservation in forests and ensure social benefits and economic sustainability, and the use of managed recovered fiber.
Rengo has long worked to maintain and develop a recovered fiber recycling system. As awareness of the environment is growing, through this acquisition of FSC certification for clay coated board Rengo will make further efforts to fulfill requests from corporations and consumers regarding CSR procurement and green purchasing.