Enhanced Green Label For Pulp and Paper Products Sets Higher Standards of Environmental Performance


Enhanced Green Label For Pulp and Paper Products Sets Higher Standards of Environmental Performance

Enhanced Green Label For Pulp and Paper Products Sets Higher Standards of Environmental Performance

10 Jan 2017

Singapore, January 10, 2017: Pulp and paper companies will need to meet some of the world’s toughest environmental standards if they want to be awarded the enhanced green label for their products.

The stricter standards are part of the enhanced Singapore Green Label Scheme (SGLS) for pulp and paper products, launched today by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC).

The centrepiece of the enhanced scheme is a requirement that companies improve their peatland management and commit to the early detection and suppression of fires when they do occur. Companies must also comply with the existing requirement of zero-burning on their plantations.

The SEC’s green label for pulp and paper products has become a rallying point for consumer action against companies contributing to the haze, with successful boycotts resulting in non-certified products being pulled from supermarket shelves.

The Chairman of SEC, Ms Isabella Loh said green consumers will welcome the enhanced assessment criteria for pulp and paper products which focuses on prevention, preparation, suppression, and recovery.

“The enhanced SGLS gives consumers the ability to make reliable choices and take action against companies that cause the haze. The green label also gives consumers the ability to reward companies that do the right thing and have a supply chain that has been audited to be sustainable.”  

“The enhanced SGLS gives consumers the ability to make reliable choices and take action against companies that cause the haze. The green label also gives consumers the ability to reward companies that do the right thing and have a supply chain that has been audited to be sustainable.”

“The revised scheme is benchmarked against international eco-labelling schemes in the EU, Australia, New Zealand and Japan to ensure it is amongst the most stringent anywhere in the world.”

Click here to view the full media release and find out more about the enhanced Pulp and Paer Criteria.