Responsible forestry

Asaleo Care is reliant upon sustainable sources of pulp and pulp-based products and we support responsible forestry through our policies, sourcing practices and product offerings. View our Responsible Forestry and Fibre Sourcing Policy.

Responsible forestry practices are integral to the way we operate and multiple approaches to managing this issue are applied. These include Chain of Custody (COC) certification, Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) licensing and assurance as well as source of origin due diligence. 

Asaleo Care’s COC accreditation delivers traceable and responsible products to consumers and customers in a transparent and credible way.  We hold a multi-site FSC® COC certificate for all manufacturing sites and trading operations, and our Box Hill operation is accredited by the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).  We continue to offer independently certified products to our customers and consumers.  In 2015 this amounted to 180 COC certified products, as well as 81 products licenced under ECNZ[1]

Responsible Forestry is a key consideration when sourcing pulp-based raw materials and external finished goods for our operations in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.  In 2015, all pulp and paper reel purchases were sourced from responsible sources.  The pulp that enters our Kawerau, New Zealand paper machine originates from 100% FSC certified sources, including a maximum of 30% FSC Controlled Wood sources.  Similarly, our paper machine in Box Hill, Australia is supplied with a combination of PEFC, FSC 100%, FSC Mix and FSC Controlled Wood sources.  Personal Care products made at our Springvale, Australia operation are derived exclusively from FSC Controlled Wood pulp. 

We also undertake source of origin due diligence to screen raw materials and products for risk of originating from an illegally logged and/or controversial source. Due diligence activities include supplier self-assessment questionnaires and declarations, proof of origin documentation and COC documents. In 2015, 29 suppliers were screened according to these criteria amounting to 66% of all relevant[2] suppliers.

[1] ECNZ’s Sanitary Paper Products Standard, EC-13-07.

[2] Source of origin due diligence is not performed on packaging not regulated under the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 (Cth.) or items for internal consumption.