ABC Tissue Products is committed to purchasing forest products from legal, non-controversial sources that support the environment and adhere to ILO Conventions.
Preference is given to suppliers who are recognised by third party certifiers as meeting recognised and creditable Sustainable Forest Management Standards.
A due diligence assessment of all suppliers of forest products will be carried out on an annual basis.
ABC Tissue Products will not be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:
a. Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
b. Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
c. Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations
d. Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use;
e. Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
f. Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.
ABC Tissue Products will not be involved with organisations that are not equally committed to Occupational Health and Safety standards.
The aim of this policy is to provide guidelines for the ethical purchasing of paper, pulp and recycled material used in the production of our finished product that supports social, environmental and economical sustainability on a long term basis.
ABC Tissue Products will review this policy annually or when legislation changes to ensure that it remains current. This will be done in consultation with employees.