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ITC's Bhadrachalam Facility gets coveted Forest Stewardship Council Certification

ITC Bhadrachalam, India’s largest integrated pulp and paper & paperboard manufacturing facility, has been awarded the FSC Chain of Custody certificate. It is the most widely respected certification for responsible fibre sourcing around the world. This certification provides a unique competitive edge to ITC’s finepapers and paperboards in an increasingly environment-conscious world.
Along with being India’s first company to be invited to be a member of the WWF’s Global Forest and Trade Network (WWF GFTN), ITC also has a sustainable social and farm forestry programme that has now greened over 100,000 hectares of land. ITC’s unique large scale social forestry project has been the first of its kind in India to be registered with the UNFCC under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). The benefits of the project activity, which will earn 57792 CERs, will be passed on to the tribals post expenses incurred for the CDM project. ITC has also pioneered the innovative Wealth Out of Waste (WOW) programme in India, for collecting recyclable fibre directly from households. These achievements speak volumes for ITC’s aspiration to be an exemplar in sustainability practices.
This FSC certification comes close on the heels of the September 2009 certification of ITC PSPD’s recycled paperboards unit at Kovai, underlining ITC’s commitment to obtain credible environmental certifications for its wide range of products in paper and paperboard. ITC’s Paperboards and Paper Business will now be able to offer unique products to discerning customers that are certified to be manufactured with sustainably sourced virgin or post consumer recycled content, under the ”FSC Mixed’ and ‘FSC Recycled’ labels.

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