Munksjö becomes a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)


MUNKSJÖ OYJ, PRESS RELEASE, 3 May 2016, at 11.30 a.m. CEST

Munksjö becomes a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®)

As a step to further contribute to responsible management of the World’s forest Munksjö has joined the Forest Stewardship Council.

“The renewable wood fibre is the basis for all our products. We therefore have better reasons than most to proactively promote responsible forest management as it is essential both from an environmental point of view and for our business,” says Jan Åström, CEO.

11 of Munksjö’s 12 larger production units are certified according to FSC® chain-of-custody and all the pulp purchased is certified according to FSC® or has been verified as meeting FSC® Controlled Wood criteria.

The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. The vision of FSC® is for the world’s forests to meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations. The FSC® logo allows consumers to identify, purchase, and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests and verified recycled sources. More than 180 million hectares of forest around the world are certified to FSC® standards.

 

For more information, please contact:

Anders Hildeman, Senior Vice President Sustainability
Tel.+46 (0)10 250 10 31, anders.hildeman@munksjo.com

Anna Selberg, Senior Vice President Communications
Tel +46 (0)10 250 10 32, anna.selberg@munksjo.com

 

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Munksjö is a world-leading manufacturer of advanced paper products developed with intelligent paper technology. Munksjö offers customer-specific innovative design and functionality in areas ranging from flooring, kitchens and furnishings to release papers, consumer-friendly packaging and energy transmission. The transition to a sustainable society is a natural driving force for Munksjö's growth as the products can replace non-renewable materials. This is what "Made by Munksjö" stands for. Given Munksjö's global presence and way of integrating with the customers, the company forms a worldwide service organisation with approximately 2,900 employees and 15 facilities located in France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil and China. Munksjö's share is listed on Nasdaq in Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.munksjo.com.

 

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Ahlstrom-Munksjö in brief Ahlstrom-Munksjö is a global leader in fiber-based materials, supplying innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers. Our mission is to expand the role of fiber-based solutions for sustainable every day life.Our offering include filter materials, release liners, food and beverage processing materials, decor papers, abrasive and tape backings, electrotechnical paper, glass fiber materials, medical fiber materials and solutions for diagnostics as well as a range of specialty papers for industrial and consumer end-uses.Our annual net sales is about EUR 3 billion and we employ some 8,000 people. The Ahlstrom-Munksjö share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki and Stockholm. Read more at www.ahlstrom-munksjo.com.

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