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Danish company Skjern Paper becomes PEFC-certified

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Danish company Skjern Paper becomes PEFC-certified

August 27, 2021 - 10:06
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SKJERN, Denmark, Aug. 27, 2021 (Press Release) -In West Jutland lies one of the most responsible paper mills in the world. With their towering ambitions and a circular economy based on recycled resources, Skjern Paper contributes to the green transition. They have the capacity to deliver paper products from recycled materials to Denmark and all of Europe.

Skjern Paper is Denmark’s only and therefore biggest paper mill, which has a yearly production of 75.000 tons of paper and cardboard – all made of 100% recycled paper waste. The company provides sustainably produced paper to packaging- and paper-companies in all of Europe. The Danish paper mill are working hard and committed to generate the best and most sustainable paper production. Therefore, they ensure that the company meet the social responsibility and optimize the operation of the mill with determined work and big ambitions.

“At Skjern Paper our work is founded on a circular economy, and we only use 100% recycled cardboard and recycled paper as raw material. Every day we work dedicated on creating a company, which lives up to our responsibility and ensures a responsible production. We are currently close to achieve a title, that we would like to hold on to – being the most sustainable paper mill in the world,” explains Nana Simonsen, Quality Manager at Skjern Paper.

Certification ensures transparency and value at the market

At Skjern Paper the desire to become PEFC-certified occurred when a customer demanded certified paper for their own production. As a preparatory link in the chain-of-custody-system, the company must be PEFC-certified, if it is desired that the final product will be sold as being PEFC-certified. Therefore, Skjern Paper has extended their number of certificates with one from PEFC.

“Our PEFC-certificate support our visions and goals because the certificate can help us ensure transability, prove our social responsibility, and document that our wood-based products does not originate from illegal logging. And furthermore, this certificate has opened new opportunities for collaboration and new customers. The certificate makes us more attractive for companies, who already is or wish to become a part of the PEFC chain-of-custody-system.”

Even though the standards and the certification process could seem complicated, it has been practicable for Skjern Paper:

“It is not even that difficult – the certification process was very simple. You should not dread the work, which lies in becoming PEFC-certified. It has been easy to gain, especially if you have other certificates.”

“It is wonderful to see that PEFC’s certification system yields value at the market and that progressive companies as Skjern Paper can see the possibilities in gaining a PEFC-certificate. It means a lot, that their customers all over Europe now have access to PEFC-certified paper from recycled materials,” Morten Thorøe, Secretariat Director in PEFC Denmark. More about Skjern Paper: Skjern Paper was founded in 1965 and is the only paper-mill in Denmark. Skjern Paper delivers sustainable products for all of Europe. Skjern Paper has an annual production of 75,000 tonnes of paper and board produced from 100% recycled paper from the Nordic countries. More than 90% of their production is exported to the packaging and paper industries around Europe.

More about Skjern Paper:

Skjern Paper was founded in 1965 and is the only paper-mill in Denmark. Skjern Paper delivers sustainable products for all of Europe. Skjern Paper has an annual production of 75,000 tonnes of paper and board produced from 100% recycled paper from the Nordic countries. More than 90% of their production is exported to the packaging and paper industries around Europe.

More about PEFC Denmark

PEFC, the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is a leading global alliance of national forest certification systems. PEFC Denmark is a national member of PEFC. PEFC chain of custody certification provides independent verified assurance that the certified forest-based material contained in a product originates from sustainably managed forests. It complements PEFC sustainable forest management certification, which ensures that forests are managed in line with challenging environmental, social and economic requirements.