Unilever states sustainability goals for paper packaging

NEW YORK Unilever is committing to its environmental sustainability by sourcing 75% of its paper and board packaging from sustainably managed forests or from recycled material by 2015, rising to 100% by 2020.

Marc Engel, Unilever’s chief procurement officer, said: “As a leading consumer goods company, we buy considerable quantities of paper and board for packaging to ensure our products are protected and transported safely. As such it is important that we promote sustainable forestry practices and help combat deforestation and climate change through the responsible sourcing of these materials.”

Unilever is a founding member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, which has over 160 members, including packaging users, producers and retailers.

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