Forestry Performance It is important to ensure that our paperboard suppliers have reliable systems in place to trace wood fibres to the forest of origin. All unacceptable sources, like illegally logged wood and wood from forests with high conservation values, must be avoided. Tetra Pak works with suppliers to increase external verification of their traceability systems, so called Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification.

The other main objective refers to forest management practices. Our suppliers need to ensure that the forests supplying the wood fibre are well managed and ultimately independently certified as managed in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management.

The graphs below show the status with regard to certification of traceability systems and forest management practices. Tetra Pak prefers the FSC scheme (Forest Stewardship Council,, because it is the most comprehensive, and has the highest credibility among key stakeholders.


Traceability (2009):

  • 86% FSC CoC certified
  • 13% PEFC CoC certified
  • 1% Legal and acceptable sources

FSC: Forest Stewardship Council; PEFC: Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes; CoC: Chain of Custody

Forest management

Forest management (2009):

  • 36% FSC certified
  • 16% PEFC certified
  • 48% Legal and acceptable sources