Elopak’s cartons consist of on average 75 % paperboard, which is naturally made from a renewable resource, the forest.
One of the main threats to forests is illegal logging, threatening eco-systems and livelihoods. Well-managed forests absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and therefore play an important role in the carbon cycle. The destruction and degradation of forests worldwide leads to an increase of the atmospheric CO2 concentration and is devastating to the climate and the planet.
Since Elopak’s main raw material is derived from forests, we take responsible forest management seriously. We committed to source all our paperboard from legal and acceptable sources in accordance with the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) by 2015; a commitment we have successfully fulfilled.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non- profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way. In addition, FSC includes a certified Chain-of-Custody (CoC) system for every stage in the supply chain, from forest to final user.
Verification through the supply chain in accordance to FSC CoC standards ensures that the final, labeled product is made with material sourced from FSC-certified forest and other controlled sources.
For more information on FSC, see http://www.fsc.org