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Sonoco Expands Fiber Certification Program to Brazil and Mexico

Fiber Certification Brazil

March 03, 2016 – Sonoco announced that it has expanded its fiber certification program into Brazil and Mexico, as of mid-February 2016.

“Although most of the raw material used in our mills is 100 percent recycled fiber, this certification also requires that Sonoco select suppliers of virgin fiber and virgin fiber components that avoid trading or sourcing raw material that is: a) illegally harvested, b) harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights and c) harvested where global conservation priorities are threatened,” Sonoco said in a press release.

In Brazil, Sonoco's paper mill in Londrina and rigid paper converting operation in Araras were both chain-of-custody certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).

In Mexico, its Atizapan paper mill and Mexico City rigid paper converting operation were also chain-of-custody certified to the FSC and PEFC, plus the North American-based Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

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SOURCE: Sonoco