Stralfors is a key player in sustainability

Stralfors business has lately obtained prestigious sustainability standard certifications for our units in Poland, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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Karolina Zurek and Janusz Szwankowski, Stralfors Poland, with the certifications.

Stralfors are in the forefront in terms of achieving important sustainability successes.

Stralfors sites in Laskowice, Poland, Ljungby & Tandsbyn in Sweden plus Oslo, Norway – all recently re-certified to the Swan Nordic Eco Label whilst Laskowice achieved certification to the two Chain of Custody Standards, FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council® and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™). Redruth in the UK and Epernon in France already hold the FSC® and PEFC™ certificates.

"The achievements are important because they will allow us to secure some of our existing business and customers whilst also providing additional reasons for new customers to work with us," says Rob Norwell, Group Sustainability and Business Improvement Manager at Stralfors.

The certification process has been a rigorous exercise and thanks is due to our team in Stralfors.

"At Stralfors we apply a simple description to our work with sustainability. We have developed a pattern of responsible resource use that helps us deliver our business objects today, whilst also meeting human needs for the present and future", continued Rob.

"In real terms this means that we invest in solutions to reduce resource consumption whilst cutting waste and promoting recycling. Equally important to sustainability are our holistic activites associated with Risk Management."

About the certifications

  • Swan Nordic Eco Label is the official Eco Label of the Nordic countries and was established in 1989 by the Nordic Council of Ministers. The purpose of the Eco Label is to contribute to sustainable consumption and production. The Nordic Eco Label was also initiated as a practical tool for consumers to help them actively choose environmentally-sound products.
  • Chain of Custody is an information trail about the path taken by products from the forest to the consumer. This includes each stage of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution where progress to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of ownership.
  • FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™) are different to each other but both are international, non-governmental organizations dedicated to and actively promoting responsible forest management.