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, Bolloré Thin Papers has been working hard since 2005 to obtain certifications from the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) for Papeteries du Léman.
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.