Utilization of Forest Certification Programs
The Oji Group also manufactures FSC™ certified products
using only woodchips that meet the requirements of FSC™
such as FSC™ certified wood and properly controlled wood(※1).
Controlled wood must meet requirements to be used in FSC™
certified products. The requirements are also specified in the
Wood Raw Material Procurement Guidelines .
Suppliers with FSC™ CoC(※2) certification must be audited
by a third party, and by utilizing these certification systems it
is possible to ensure wood raw material traceability and the
management systems (such as internal training) of suppliers. The
results of these audits are available on the Web.
※1Requirements for sourcing FSC Controlled Wood
Not coming under, or confirmed to be unlikely to come under,
any one of the five categories below.
- Illegally harvested wood;
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and human rights;
- Wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
- Wood from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use; and
- Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
FSC™ Certified Products: Provision of Eco-Friendly Products
The Oji Group has acquired FSC™ -FM certification(※3) for its
overseas forest plantations and FSC™ -CoC certification for
the Group’s manufacturing and processing operations.
The advantage of acquiring integrated certification from
forests to converting plants is that it enables the Group to
offer a wide range of FSC™ certified products including
intermediate products such as woodchips and pulp as well
as end products such as photocopying paper and paper
for household use. In addition, photocopying paper and
corrugated containers are recycled as waste paper. Refer to
the FSC™ website for detailed information on the status of
※2 CoC certification: Confirmation of management
on processing and distribution of produced wood
CoC: Chain of Custody
※3 FM certification: Confirmation of forest management