At Andhra Paper we are committed to continuous improvement in reducing our carbon footprint and focused on improving our energy efficiency.
Forest Stewardship Council®
Andhra Paper, one of the largest manufacturers of Pulp and Paper in India, has been awarded the coveted Forest Stewardship Council’s® (FSC)®, Chain-of-Custody Certificate during the year 2010, for its responsible fiber sourcing for manufacture of pulp and paper.
This is yet another milestone for the Andhra Paper in its journey towards sustainability, conservation of natural resources, protection of environment and contribution to society.
With the award of FSC® Chain of Custody certification, The Andhra Paper has established itself as one of the companies in the world with responsible forestry practices and highest social and environmental values.
What is FSC®?
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide. FSC® certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain. The FSC® label ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.
Chain-of-Custody certification® guarantees that wood is coming from known legal sources or responsibly managed forests. FSC® chain of custody allows credible tracking of FSC® material from the fiber source, through all successive stages of the production process, to committed retailers and consumers. The certificate is awarded after stringent audit that establishes that fiber sourcing is done from known and legal sources and is not damaging to environment.
The FSC® label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
Andhra Paper has successfully gone through their audits in yearly basis. From 2012 onwards the Kadiam unit had also got FSC®-COC / RECYCLE certificate. To move further in the same line of responsible forestry/Sustainable forest resources management, Andhra Paper has started its process for FSC®-FM (Forest Stewardship Council-Farm Management Certification®). We have 29,595 ha. area covered under FSC®-FM Certification scope for all the three species e.g. Casuarina, Eucalyptus and Subabul.
Andhra Paper Limited have three FSC Certificates as below:
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||Andhra Paper Limited, Unit: Kadiyam
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Zero Energy Poly house for cloning
Clonal forestry requires mist chambers, growth chambers and poly house supplied with high energy or power resources for vegetative propagation to control the moisture and temperature.
Andhra Paper has adopted an innovative method of tree cloning through simple poly house that can be established without energy or power supply at even remote places. These are called zero energy poly houses made at a very low cost using polythen sheets and local supporting structure. The mist in these chambers is produced by water vapour from the channels made and filled with water at the peripheral region of the poly house. Water channels produce vapour by evaporation using heat from the sun light during the day. This creates relative humidity required for rooting of plants inside the structure. This process creates adequate temperature and relative humidity without using any energy resources to produce best clones.