May 21-28, 2007

Kruger receives fibre sourcing chain of custody certification

MONTREAL, QUE-Kruger has obtained chain of custody certification relating to the sourcing of fibre for its Brompton, Trois-RiviËres and Wayagamack mills in Quebec, as well as for certified products sales from its Montreal head office. The independently-verified standard PwC-ICoC:2005, developed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), confirms that paper products manufactured and sold from these facilities may contain recycled fiber and up to 100% certified wood fibre. The PwC standard tracks fibre from recycled fibre sources and fibres from well-managed forests, through all transformation processes in the mills to the end user. It incorporates three recognized certification systems, those of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA Z809) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). These standards cover such areas as forestry planning, harvesting, reforestation and conservation of biodiversity. Under this process, Kruger's supply chain is audited for performance against the standard's criteria and company policy and objectives. "This certification confirms to our customers and partners that we have the controls in place to meet our commitments to environmental stewardship," said Daniel Archambault, Kruger's senior vice-president, publication papers.

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