All M-real mills awarded forest certification Chain of Custody

All M-real mills awarded forest certification Chain of Custody


Press release 13.2.2006

M-real has received Chain of Custody certification for all its paperboard,
magazine and fine paper mills. A Chain of Custody certficate records the
successive changes in the ownership and management of wood-based products from
the harvesting of raw material to the sale of finished products. 
 
M-real's aim is to increase the share of certified wood in its products and to
introduce more products with forest certification labelling. The Chains of
Custody show that M-real has traced the origin of the wood back to certified
forests and allow it to use the forest certification labels when the volume of
certified wood in each product meets the required percentage. 
 
In all instances the Chain of Custody is certified under the PEFC (Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) scheme, and in several cases also
under the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) scheme. 
 
Forest certification is a voluntary system aimed at promoting sustainable
forest management in commercial forests. It takes into account the
environmental, economic and social aspects of forestry in a balanced way. 
 
A forest certificate is issued by an impartial body once a thorough inspection
and assessment of the forest management methods indicates compliance with
previously set criteria and principles. 
 
There are several recognised international and national forest certification
schemes adapted to local conditions in various parts of the world, the largest
of which are PEFC and FSC. 
 
Chain of Custody certification now applies to 21 of M-real's mills located in
Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. 
 
M-REAL CORPORATION
 
Corporate Communications
 
For additional information please contact Armi Temmes, Senior Vice President,
Corporate public affairs, tel. +358 50 598 7661 

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