Bosnia & Herzegovina
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
We use wood pulp for tissue and absorbent hygiene products. And while we don’t own or manage forests, we have a responsibility through our procurement practices to ensure sustainability of these resources.
We’re 100% committed to vetting the sources of our pulp fiber, being transparent in our sourcing and ensuring sustainable forest management. We also work to avoid any unwanted sources of wood and will collaborate with key stakeholders on increases in preferred certification schemes.
We take countless measures to ensure sustainable sourcing. Independent third-party verification systems are used to ensure sustainable forest management and wood traceability. And we partner with global multi-stakeholder organizations to develop tools and scientific methods to protect values and services that forests provide such as biodiversity, watershed protection and climate moderation. When it comes to transparency, we track and report the amount of wood pulp it purchases and relevant information on certification status.
P&G requires that the forest certification systems utilized by our wood pulp suppliers adhere to the following criteria for sustainable forest management:
Forests are critical to supporting virtually all life on earth. Increases in world population and pressure from economic demands are increasing threats to the world’s forests. These threats are especially high in tropical regions where deforestation and loss of high-conservation-value areas are already occurring. The good news is that forests are one of our most-renewable resources and by collaborating with numerous private and public sector organizations we can make progress in making progress to achieve our goals protecting habitat which benefits people, business, wildlife and local economies.
100% of the virgin wood pulp we purchase for use in our tissue/towel and absorbent hygiene products is third-party certified by one of our accepted forest certification programs.
We give preference to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified pulp when it is available and meets product performance and business requirements. FSC certification protects water, wildlife, and local people by ensuring forests are responsibly managed. FSC standards are recognized worldwide as the most stringent forest management certification scheme and are supported by leading international environmental NGOs.
Based on the market availability of certified pulp, P&G’s supply chain will also source from other third-party forestry certification systems. They include:
As part of our procurement practices, we require that all wood used for pulp supplied to us has undergone a risk assessment in accordance with the FSC Controlled Wood standard. The FSC CW risk assessments ensure that unwanted wood sources are avoided and that wood harvesting is done legally per our procurement policy. Our preference for FSC makes use of both FSC Forest Management Chain of Custody (FSC FM COC) and Controlled Wood (FSC CW) inputs.
We require that the forest certification systems utilized by our wood pulp suppliers adhere to the following criteria for responsible forest management:
Learn more about this policy here.
As part of implementing our responsible sourcing commitments P&G is a participant in WWF’s Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN).
To learn more about GFTN, visit http://gftn.panda.org/.
In FY 16/17, we purchased 1.5 million metric tons of air-dried pulp for use in our tissue/towel, diaper and absorbent hygiene products. The pulp was sourced from the following countries and used the following third-party certified fiber:
Country of Origin
* FSX FM COC - FSC Forest Management Chain of Custody
** FSC FM CW - Controlled Wood