As a socially, economically and environmentally responsible company, we adhere to stringent New Zealand and international environmental laws, only sourcing the fibre for our products from internationally certified suppliers.
We are committed to purchasing wood fibre for pulp making operations from sustainably managed forestry sources which conserve areas of outstanding habitat and operate in harmony with local communities.
A significant number of our retail tissue products are licenced to proudly display the Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) ecolabel, giving our customers complete peace of mind and reassurance that we operate sustainably and responsibly.Initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government and operated by The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust, ECNZ operates to internationally recognised standards and principles. It recognises the genuine moves made by manufacturers to reduce the environmental impacts of their products and provides a credible and independent guide for consumers who want to purchase products with lower environmental impact.
The New Zealand Ecolabelling Trust is a member of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) which is a partnership of over 75 environmental and sustainable development organisations coordinated by the United Nations Environment programme.
The ECNZ licence builds on our PEFC chain of custody certification, giving our customers complete peace of mind and reassurance that Cottonsoft operates sustainably and responsibly.
Click here to see our ECNZ Licence.
Cottonsoft retail products use paper certified through the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC); ensuring that our paper comes from sustainable sources. As the only entirely not-for-profit global forest certification system available, PEFC is unique.
In New Zealand, our plants have PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification. This carries a responsibility to ensure that 100% of our raw materials for certified products are either PEFC certified or are non-controversial sources under PEFC.
PEFC is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through Forest and Chain of Custody independent third-party certification.
Forest certification assures that forests are managed in line with challenging environmental, social, and economic requirements.
Chain of Custody certification enables certified material to be tracked from forest to the final product and ensures that wood fibre is legal, traceable and from sustainably managed forests.
PEFC is about the supply of Certified Product and Chain of Custody certification enables certified material to be tracked from forest to the final product and ensures that wood fibre is legal, traceable and from sustainably managed forests. This ensures that two views are covered - this being Sustainable Forest Management and sourcing of Wood & Paper Products as well as Legal Forest Management and sourcing of Wood & Paper Products.
For more information on PEFC Chain of Custody, visit www.pefc.org.
Cottonsoft's PEFC Due Diligence Procedures require our suppliers of paper raw material to complete a Supplier Evaluation and Risk Assessment (SERA). The purpose of the SERA is to ensure that we use paper from sustainable sources that comply with at least one of the following certification/verification schemes.
In June 2012, our preferred supplier Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) launched its Sustainability Roadmap Vision 2020. A milestone in the history of the company, we share in this journey that places sustainability at the heart of every facet of our operation. This sets the company on course to be a leading world-class paper company solely based on sustainable plantation sources.