DS Smith has achieved FSC Chain of Custody Certification for its Trakia Paper Mill in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certificate allows DS Smith’s internal and external customers to trace the company’s pulp-based raw materials back to sustainable sources.
Trakia Paper Mill received official confirmation of its FSC Chain of Custody certification in October 2017 – a great success for the organisation. This certification supports DS Smith’s position as a responsible supplier to our customers, stakeholders, and community.
The FSC runs a global forest certification system, and Chain of Custody is one of its two areas of oversight.
The Chain of Custody certification ensures that materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing, which means that customers can be confident that paper products come from verified and recycled sources, or, where virgin fibre is used, from well-managed forests.
The FSC’s standards are higher than those of any other forestry organisation, which shows customers that the products they’re buying are indeed being managed responsibly.
Approximately 95% of DS Smith’s paper products are FSC Chain of Custody certified, and DS Smith is working towards achieving certification for 100% of the paper sold at all our sites.