Korsnas introduces EPD standard for its products


Swedish company is first to market with declaration

Swedish paperboard specialist has announced it has become the first forest industry to supply the market with complete environmental declarations for a number of products.

The claims comply with the international Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) standard and include a full record of the environmental impact of a product based on life-cycle analysis in accordance with ISO 14044. In addition impact data such as emissions into air and water, use of energy and potential environmental gains are noted. All data has been verified by Det Norske Veritas, an independent body.

“Today any brand must relate to environmental issues in a clear way and deal with this matter in its brand communications,” noted Per Haglund, director of sales and marketing, Korsnäs. “The EPDs will be a great help for our customers – converters, brand owners and packaging designers – when conveying their environmental credentials to their customers in turn.”