Kruger's paperboard mill in Montréal receives FSC® Chain of Custody certification

MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Kruger Inc. today announced that its Place Turcot paperboard mill in Montréal has been awarded Chain of Custody (CoC) certification by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), License Code FSC®-C106738. The certificate, issued by the Rainforest Alliance, an FSC®-accredited organization, authorizes the Company to feature the FSC® Recycled logo on its products which include 100% recycled white top (GreenWhiteTM) and brown (Turkraft) linerboard for corrugated packaging, as well as roll wrapping and file folder stock.

"Achieving FSC® Chain of Custody certification is a source of pride for our employees who make every effort on a daily basis to provide our clients with the highest quality recycled paperboard possible, while meeting the highest environmental standards", said Rob Latter, Vice President, Kruger Packaging.

The FSC®'s standards are among the strictest and most recognized in the global forest industry. More specifically, CoC certification enables the clients of certified companies to track forest products through all stages of the production process, from the forest to the shelf, including the manufacturing, converting and distribution stages.

This latest FSC® certification is in addition to previous certifications awarded to Kruger Inc. and further reinforces Kruger Inc.'s long-standing commitment to environmental protection and the responsible use of resources. It follows FSC® CoC certifications obtained by several Kruger sites (license codes FSC®-C103971 and FSC®-C104904):

  • the Trois-Rivières and Brompton newsprint mills;
  • the Kruger Wayagamack coated paper mill;
  • the Parent, Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac and Saint-Séverin-de-Proulxville sawmills; and
  • the five tissue paper mills of its Kruger Products LP subsidiary, in Québec, British Columbia, and the United States.

In 2010, Kruger Inc. was granted FSC® certification (License Code SW-FM/COC-004672) for its forest management practices in Mauricie.

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Québec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the United States. Its Place Turcot Mill has been producing 100% recycled paperboard since 1961.

SOURCE KRUGER INC.

For further information:

Jean Majeau
Senior Vice President
Corporate Affairs and Communications
Tel.: (514) 343-3213
jean.majeau@kruger.com
www.kruger.com

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