Tetra Pak marks its 10 years of FSC certification


THIS year marks Tetra Pak’s 10-year anniversary of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification, and “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 (FSC) label, almost half of Tetra Pak packages used in the region carry the FSC label.

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 towards having 100% 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 towards protecting the environment. It is worth noting that, our customer Al Rabie is amongst the first to deploy FSC-labelled packages in Saudi Arabia– 40% 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 labeled with the FSC logo was delivered in 2007 and since then, the numbers have grown exponentially, and today we boast a total of 280 billion FSC-labeled packages, 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. — SG