Pursuant to Korsnäs Skog’s wood purchasing policy, wood may not come from controversial sources. It must not come from illegal cuttings, areas of particular natural value (unless measures promoting biodiversity are involved), gene-modified trees or areas with serious social conflicts including violence and confrontation. Neither the wood may come from natural forests transformed to other use.
Through audits by an independent external certification body (SGS), Korsnäs Skog proved that it lives up to the demands placed on wood organisations under the FSC and PEFC traceability standards, and was therefore granted Chain of Custody certificates according to the both systems.
The standards requires us to be able to trace wood to its district of origin, and to maintain a functioning system to avoid controversial sources. The certification covers the purchase, cutting, transport and sale of sawlogs, pulpwood and wood chips.
In our day-to-day work, we meet the requirements in part through contracts specifying the requirements and responsibilities placed on suppliers, such as to deliver wood in compliance with the FSC Controlled Wood standard. In addition, Korsnäs Skog has designed and implemented an internal auditing system for the traceability and origin of wood. Our wood comes primarily from Sweden, but we also import wood from Finland (Åland), Latvia and Lithuania. Some wood may also be delivered from Estonia