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P&G to end use of uncertified pulp

November 14, 2012

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has committed to use only third-party certified pulp for tissue-towel, baby care and feminine hygiene products by 2015, according to a press release.

pg sustainableAll of the pulp in these products will be certified from one of five certification programs used throughout the world, including the Forest Stewardship Council, to which the company will try to give preference, the release stated.

According to the release, P&G also will use third-party certifications from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Systems, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the Brazilian National Forestry Certification Scheme and Canada's National Standard for Sustainable Forest Management.

P&G began to require certification from all suppliers managing forests six years ago, and in 2008, P&G joined the World Wildlife Foundation's (WWF) Global Forest & Trade Network program, which helps companies source more of their wood and paper products from responsibly managed forests, the release noted.

Details on P&G's commitment as well as information on the company’s other environmental efforts are included in the company's corporate sustainability report, which was released Monday, the release added.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.