Pan Pac’s forests achieved Forest Stewardship Council®(FSC‑C017103) Certification in December 2001.
FSC® accredited certification is the mark of responsible forestry, which means that forests are well managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. When you buy products with an FSC® label, you are supporting the growth of responsible forest management worldwide. Independent third parties assess our compliance with good forestry practices.
Pan Pac Pulp and Lumber mills hold FSC® Chain-of-Custody certification (FSC-C006931 and FSC-C106229) providing a guarantee that the sourcing of fibre and the manufacturing of FSC® products through to shipment is in accordance with FSC® criteria.
Our pulp and lumber are FSC® Mix Credit certified, with input fibre and logs sourced from our own sustainably managed FSC® certified forests and other well-managed FSC® certified or controlled wood risk assessed forests in the surrounding region. All the logs and fibre processed are of New Zealand origin.
FSC® Mix Credit indicates that our products contain wood from FSC® certified forests and other controlled sources that meet the FSC® criteria and standard FSC-STD-40-005.
Controlled Sources means that we have ensured our logs are:
- Not from GM trees
- Not from high value conservation areas
- From forests where traditional or civil rights are not violated
- Legally obtained
- Not from forests that have been converted to plantation.