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SCA sets ambitious sustainability standard

November 15, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — SCA, the maker of the Tork brand of Away from Home paper products, has announced that all Tork products in North America are made from either 100 percent recycled fiber or from fresh fiber sourced from suppliers with Chain of Custody certification, according to a press release.

fiberThe company is also committing to achieve Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) or comparable certification on all Tork products made from fresh fiber in North America by 2014, the release stated.

"We've been leaders in sustainable practices since SCA began 80 years ago. The majority of our Tork products are made from 100 percent recycled content," said Don Lewis, president of SCA Americas.

"We've extended our industry-leading sustainability approach to our recently launched Tork premium products in North America by initially ensuring the fresh fiber comes from only non-controversial sources from suppliers with Chain of Custody certification. And, by 2014, the premium products will also have earned FSC or similar certification," Lewis added.

According to the release, all of SCA's Tork products made from 100 percent recycled content in North America have earned EcoLogo and/or Green Seal certifications.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.