Asaleo Care will support responsible forestry and reduce the risk of illegal logging through its Responsible Forestry and Fibre Sourcing Policy.
We will comply with all relevant laws including the Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012 (Cth.). Where our raw materials and products are regulated under the Illegal Logging Prohibition Amendment Regulation 2013 (Cth.)., we will operate a due diligence system and work with our suppliers to maintain adequate control and traceability of the supply chain.
We support credible independent certification and third-party verification of Forest Management and Chain of Custody systems because we believe it improves responsible forestry and reduces the risk of illegal logging. We will hold Chain of Custody certification for our operations and make certified products available to our customers and consumers. We prioritise the FSC® certification system, including FSC's Controlled Wood standard, and we recognise other reputable systems for Forestry Management and Chain of Custody such as PEFC. Other certification systems may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We are committed to purchase pulp and paper reels consistent with No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies set out in the forestry and palm oil industries. We will not purchase pulp and paper reels that originate from controversial sources including:
- Illegally logged timber,
- Timber from High Conservation Value Forests (HCVF),
- Timber from plantations on drained tropical peatlands,
- Timber from areas where human rights or the traditional rights of indigenous people are violated.
Our suppliers are required to comply with our policies and standards and we perform due diligence to identify and assess potential non-compliances. If our suppliers are unwilling or unable to comply with this Policy within the timeframes we set, we will end our relationships with them.
All employees associated with pulp, paper and timber-based product purchasing will be made aware of this policy and will be trained regularly.
The Executive General Manager Manufacturing is responsible for the implementation of this Policy and our company's due diligence system. Any relevant issues will be discussed at the senior management level.