Tetra Pak Became the Leader of WWF EPCI in Russia
Companies were evaluated in three main areas: use of raw materials from sustainable sources; environmental impact of production processes; environmental management system (EMS), transparency and reporting standards.
"Every day we are working to improve the environmental properties of our products, upgrade our production, promote the ideas of responsible business among our customers, and raise environmental awareness among consumers. FSC certification of our products is an important tool in solving environmental problems. And we keep ramping up FSC-certified packaging volumes,” commented Dina Epifanova, Tetra Pak’s Head of Environmental Protection Department in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus.
"The forest industry has a significant impact on the forest resources and country’s forest heritage, as well as on the overall environment. This Index will help to make a pool of environmentally committed, open and reliable producers on the Russian market who care about the environment and health of their consumers. WWF-Russia recognizes the leadership in transparency of the participated companies and calls them for continuing tracking of their ecological footprint over time. Having scored maximum points for 2017, Tetra Pak sets a benchmark of environmental transparency for other companies," says Alexander Kostenko, Deputy Manager of GFTN-Russia (Association of environmentally responsible timber producers) and WWF-Russia Forest Program Project Manager.
The Index was made by Russian National Rating Agency and developed at the initiative of WWF-Russia and participants of the Russian Boreal Forest Platform and results are based on data provided by companies and open source information. The methodology of the Russian index was developed by WWF-Russia in collaboration with Russian forest sector experts and national NGOs, using some key elements of methodology and approach of the Environmental Paper Company Index (EPCI) developed by WWF International. Learn more about the Index.
Headline photo: (c) Cristine Tugova / WWF-Russia