Arctic Paper, responded to criticism and questions about certifications in a recently published Greenpeace’s report on sustainable forestry.
According to the company’s information, neither Arctic Paper Munkedals nor Arctic Paper Grycksbo sources any pulp from Russia, while Arctic Paper Kostrzyn is partly supplied by FSC-certified Russian suppliers. All pulp Arctic Paper Kostrzyn sources from Russia are FSC-certified.
Per Skoglund, CEO of Arctic Paper S.A., commented:
“We want to emphasize that we look seriously at the alleged shortcomings that emerge in the report on forestry in northern Russia. Sustainable forest management is key to the future of our business. Therefore it is important that the certifications are trustworthy. We support and trust the FSC organization to do its work properly.
We are demanding progress from all our pulp suppliers towards a more environmentally friendly way of sourcing. FSC certification is an important step. Arctic Paper will continue to demand progress in this area. We are open for a dialogue with relevant stakeholders to find a long-term solution that enhances the protection of high conservation values in northern Russia.”
Arctic Paper S.A. has three paper mills with the total production capacity of 700ktpa:
- Arctic Paper Munkedals, Sweden with a production capacity of 285ktpa produces uncoated wood-free paper for the printing of brochures, forms, books and envelopes
- Arctic Paper Grycksbo, Sweden with a production capacity of 260ktpa produces coated paper used for magazines, direct mail, books, posters and maps
- Arctic Paper Kostrzyn, Poland with a production capacity of 160ktpa produces mainly uncoated wood-free paper for book, design and advertising purposes
On March 6, 2017, Greenpeace informed that major western European and American companies are connected to logging companies expanding their operations into one of the largest tracts of undisturbed primary forest in Arkhangelsk Oblast of northwest Russia.
The organisation highlighted in the report Arctic Paper, SCA, Stora Enso and Smurfit Kappa.
Earlier Arctic Paper appointed a new chairman of the Supervisory Board.
About Arctic Paper:
The company is the second-largest European producer of bulky book paper in terms of production volume, offering the largest product assortment in this segment, and one of Europe’s leading producers of fine graphic paper. It produces numerous types of uncoated and coated wood-free paper, as well as wood-containing uncoated paper for printing houses, paper distributors, book and magazine publishing houses and the advertising industry.