In France, paper pulp is made using by-products of the forest: residues from sawmilling and forest thinning (which promotes forest health and growth).
The top-quality timber is used for woodwork and in construction.
Forested areas across France have doubled since 1800 (source: Copacel), increasing by about 25,000 hectares each year.
But the amount of forest worldwide is decreasing, as reforestation policies are not applied systematically.
It is crucial that we manage where our paper pulp comes from.
In order to do so, PDL has been working hard since 2005 to obtain certifications from the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) (licence number FSC C023778) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) (licence number 10-32-2155).
We became FSC® -certified in 2005 and PEFC-certified in 2010, demonstrating that the pulp we use to produce our thin paper comes from sustainably managed forests.
Our ISO 14001 Certificate confirms that our entire Environmental Management System (EMS) meets ISO standards and practices in terms of environmental management.
The ISO 9001 standard sets out the quality management requirements.
REACH (Registration Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals) is a European Union
regulation that aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment.
Specifically, it means that industries have to register all chemical substances with the
European Chemicals Agency.
We have been keeping an up-to-date REACH list since 2007 and, on request, are able to send this to our clients.