International Paper APPM receives certification in forestry management

V. Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on June 05, 2014 Published on June 05, 2014

International Paper APPM Ltd (IP-APPM), a group company of International Paper in India, has said it has received the Forest Steward Council–Forest Management (FSC–FM) certificate.

Such certification strengthens the company’s position in the market, guaranteeing its customers that FSC-labelled products are produced using fibre from certified forests which promote environmental, economic, and social standards for responsible forest management.

This certification is assurance that IP-APPM sources about a third of its pulpwood from certified plantations and the balance is sourced in compliance with FSC-controlled wood requirements.

FSC certified products are recognised globally, thereby creating new markets for IP APPM products that are manufactured under FSC principles and guidelines.

The FSC certification process includes a stringent evaluation process with an in-depth review of forest management systems and their impacts on the land. After a comprehensive evaluation of the company and Casuarina Equisatifolia plantations covering 28,636 hectares and managed by more than 5,000 farmers, the company was awarded the certificate. It is valid for five years.

Rampraveen Swaminathan, Managing Director & CEO, IP-APPM, in a statement said, “International Paper is the world’s largest procurer of fibre and our commitment to responsible forestry is a long-held value. This certification is simply the next step in our comprehensive approach to increase the amount of certified fibre used in our products.”

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Published on June 05, 2014
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