Arctic Paper comments on sustainable forestry

Leading European paper manufacturers who buy Russian pulp, among them Arctic Paper, received criticism in a recently published report on sustainable forestry. The report raises questions about certifications. Arctic Paper’s CEO welcomes the review and stresses the importance of a dialogue with local authorities, forestry companies and environmental organizations about the conditions.

“We want to emphasize that we look seriously at the alleged shortcomings that emerge in the report on forestry in northern Russia. Sustainable forest management is key to the future of our business. Therefore it is important that the certifications are trustworthy. We support and trust the FSC organization to do its work properly,” says Per Skoglund, CEO of Arctic Paper S.A.

Arctic Paper has put considerable effort into the development and implementation of a corporate social responsibility policy that applies to all Arctic Paper operations and all Arctic Paper employees. Under this policy the company is continuously striving to fulfil its commitment to manage its business in a responsible and sustainable manner, including in relation to the environment and respect for human rights.

Arctic Paper relies on sustainable pulp suppliers. Neither Arctic Paper Munkedals nor Arctic Paper Grycksbo sources any pulp from Russia, while Arctic Paper Kostrzyn is partly supplied by FSC-certified Russian suppliers. All pulp Arctic Paper Kostrzyn sources from Russia are FSC-certified.

“We are demanding progress from all our pulp suppliers towards a more environmentally friendly way of sourcing. FSC certification is an important step. Arctic Paper will continue to demand progress in this area. We are open for a dialogue with relevant stakeholders to find a long-term solution that enhances the protection of high conservation values in northern Russia,” Per Skoglund concludes.

Further information provided by:
Per Skoglund
CEO, Arctic Paper S.A.
tel. (+46) 31 63 1703
e-mail: Per.Skoglund@arcticpaper.com

ARCTIC PAPER S.A. is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality graphical finepaper in Europe. The company produces coated and uncoated wood-free paper fordemanding clients such as printers, publishers, newspaper publishers, advertisingagencies, paper distributors and packaging producers. The product portfolio includeswell-known brands such as Amber, Arctic, G-Print and Munken.

The products are produced at Arctic Paper S.A.’s three paper mills:

 

  • Arctic Paper Munkedals, Sweden
  • Arctic Paper Grycksbo, Sweden
  • Arctic Paper Kostrzyn, Poland

 

The total production capacity of the company is over 700,000 tonnes of paper per year.

Arctic Paper Kostrzyn has a production capacity of 285,000 tonnes per year and produces uncoated wood-free paper for the printing of brochures, forms, books and envelopes.

Arctic Paper Grycksbo has a production capacity of 260,000 tonnes per year and produces coated paper used for magazines, direct mail, books, posters and maps.

Arctic Paper Munkedals has a production capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year and produces mainly uncoated wood-free paper for book, design and advertising purposes.

Arctic Paper S.A. is the main shareholder owning 51% of Rottneros AB (two pulp producing mills), with a total production capacity of approximately 400,000 tonnes of pulp per year. The pulp mill in Vallvik, Sweden, which has a production capacity of 240,000 tonnes per year, produces two types of long-fibre sulphate pulp. The pulp mill in Rottneros with a production capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year mainly produces two kinds of mechanical pulp: ground-wood pulp and CTMP.

An important and unique part of Arctic Paper is the sales offices, which market and manage the delivery of the company’s products. Arctic Paper S.A. currently has 14 sales offices throughout Europe, which provide access to all European markets.

The company has about 1,250 employees, excluding Rottneros AB, and its´ headquarters are in Poland.

The largest shareholder of Arctic Paper S.A. is the Swedish company Nemus Holding AB. Arctic Paper S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since October 2009, andadditionally since December 2012 on the NASDAQ in Stockholm.

Wednesday, 8 Mar, 2017