Wood and derived materials

We are committed to responsible sourcing and use supply chain systems which minimise the environmental impact associated with the production of important raw materials like timber.

At the heart of our approach is concern to ensure that the wood used in our products originates from responsibly managed forests, because we know that unregulated deforestation is a significant factor in climate change and the depletion of biodiversity.

We support certification systems which promote responsible management of the world’s forests, such as that operated by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Indeed, all our own brand tissues and toilet rolls are FSC certified.

Our policy requires that all wood and wood derived products being contracted for sale must be FSC certified or from an approved alternative source if FSC is not available in sufficient volumes to be competitive.

For more information about viscose and man-made cellulosic fibres please see our Non-Food Policy page.