Sustainability – promoting good forestry practice

As one of the world’s leading packaging and disposables manufacturers, Huhtamaki UK, has continued its pro-active commitment to the environment by taking the necessary steps to implement the sole use of PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) certified paperboard throughout its UK manufacturing.

Speaking of the initiative, John Young, UK Foodservice Sales & Marketing Director, Huhtamaki UK Ltd. said:

We are proud to demonstrate our support for the high ecological, social and ethical standards required for sustainable forest management, and ahead of the soon-to-be implemented legislation – the 2013 European Timber Regulations – we are delighted that 100% of the paperboard used within our PEFC certified UK manufacturing plant is from PEFC certified sources.”

All paper cups and food containers manufactured by Huhtamaki UK are now made from PEFC certified board, so customers can buy with confidence from the industry’s leading supplier of disposable paper products to the UK high street.

To further its customer service, Huhtamaki will work with customers to ensure that they comply with the new European Timber Regulations and, should they wish to satisfy their own CSR policies and show consumers that the products they are being served comply with the highest standards of forestry practice, the PEFC logo can be incorporated into your own design.

The move, which is an open declaration that all paperboard used by Huhtamaki UK is PEFC certified, comes in response to the soon-to-be introduced legislation set under the 2013 European Timber regulations and sees the Company lead the industry by starting the process ahead of the new rules coming into force.


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