SIG doubles its carton packs carrying the FSC label from 42% to 80%

By Jenny Eagle

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FSC to hold its General Assembly on responsible Forestry Management. Picture: FSC.
FSC to hold its General Assembly on responsible Forestry Management. Picture: FSC.

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SIG has doubled the number of carton packs carrying the FSC label from 42% in 2015 to more than 80% in September 2017, as customer demand soars for environmental responsibility. 

Rolf Stangl, CEO, SIG, said the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification system is the most credible and most widely accepted system for sustainable forest management. 

Responsible sourcing

Safeguarding the planet’s forests is a key corporate goal for us. More than 60bn SIG packs have now been sold with the FSC label, showing how responsible sourcing is supporting sales​,” said Stangl. 

FSC members will gather in Vancouver, Canada, next month (October 8-13) for the eighth FSC General Assembly. 

Members will discuss and vote on motions that shape the way FSC is run and map the future course of the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Stangl said as the FSC General Assembly is the top platform for making big decisions that shape the future of FSC, the company is glad to help ensure all the necessary members can be there to make decisions.

SIG is the General Assembly’s main sponsor and the sponsorship funds will facilitate the attendance of FSC members who may otherwise not have the resources to attend the assembly and exercise their membership rights. 

Forest management

We are thankful to have SIG as our Green Sponsor for the GA this year,​” said Kim Carstensen, director general, FSC. 

SIG’s contribution will make a difference especially to those members whose attendance is crucial but who might otherwise not have the capacity to do so​.” 

FSC members meet once every three years to shape the future of forest management. 

The agenda includes organization for the coming years, several areas of responsible forest management, conservation and sustainability. 

Since 2009, SIG has led the industry in providing FSC-certified carton packs that can be traced back to source. 

In 2016, it was the first carton provider to secure a sufficient supply of FSC-certified liquid packaging board, guaranteeing its customers the choice of including the FSC label on any of its cartons. 

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