Forestry and use of forest products play an important role in the combat of climate change. For the forest value chain to be a part of the climate change solution, the forests must be managed sustainably. Norske Skog has several systems and processes to make sure that all wood used in Norske Skog’s products come from sustainably managed forests.
The two main global certification systems based on inspections and auditing by independent third parties are:
Norske Skog regards the two systems as equally valuable tools to demonstrate responsible management and stewardship of the forest resources that our company and customers rely upon.
Chain of Custody (CoC) systems are in place at all Australasian mills. This is the process for tracking wood fibre from the forest to the consumer. It is proof that the finished paper originated from a responsibly managed forest. CoC reinforces transparency along the supply chain and provides public credibility.
Norske Skog’s Albury, Boyer and Tasman mills all have the CoC system operating Forest practices.
Norske Skog Australasia uses only plantation radiata pine – a species originally from North America. This type of fibre is known as softwood and is very fast growing in Australia due to favourable climate conditions.
Waste and by products are vital parts of our fibre Sources:
Over 90% of our fibre comes from these three sources. No native timber is used to make newsprint.
The main global forest challenges are related to deforestation in developing countries and forest biodiversity degradation through the logging of high conservation areas in many parts of the world. In order to meet these challenges, we need to ensure that more of the world’s forest areas are managed on a sustainable basis. Forest certification is an important tool in this context.