Initiatives Against Illegal Logging
Rengo’s Procurement Policy for Wood Pulp states that when procuring purchased pulp, in addition to giving consideration to the global environment and biodiversity, pulp must be procured from suppliers that do not use illegally-logged wood (or wood chips) from the viewpoint of the effective use of wood resources.
In addition, the relevant documents will be kept for a minimum of five years and made available at the request of auditors or other such persons. At the same time, Rengo will undertake an annual audit by the Japan Paper Association’s Illegal Logging Monitoring Project.
Overview of fiscal 2017Rengo has confirmed that all pulp delivered to Rengo in fiscal 2017 was manufactured using legally-logged wood. In addition, this initiative undergoes illegal logging monitoring by the Japan Paper Association.