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SCS Global Services: Huhtamaki Closes the Loop for Resource Conservation

SCS Global Services Certifies Huhtamaki Molded Fiber Europe's Reuse of Its Own
Post-Consumer Products Under Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Standard

FRANEKER, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - May 27, 2014) -
Huhtamaki Molded Fiber Europe (Huhtamaki), a multinational manufacturer of
packaging material such as egg cartons, fruit trays and cup carriers, has
expanded itsForest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody
(CoC)certification to include its entire European operations, driven by its
policy of sourcing 100% recycled fiber from pre-and post-consumer sources,
including its own used products.SCS Global Services (SCS), a global
third-party certification body, assessed Huhtamaki Molded Fiber Europe's ten
sites, covering operations in The Netherlands, France, Northern Ireland and
The Czech Republic, to confirm conformance to the FSC Reclaimed Standard for
recycled sources.

"Huhtamaki's recycling policy represents a sound and progressive business
strategy that helps reduce pressure on forested environments," said Robert J.
Hrubes, SCS Executive Vice President. "Sourcing post-consumer recycled fiber
means that Huhtamaki can utilize its own products, post use, as a feedstock:
a truly closed-loop system."

Huhtamaki began its commitment to using pre- and post-consumer recycled fiber
in 2012 with a multi-site FSC Reclaimed certification covering its
Netherlands operations. The decision to expand FSC certification to all
European sites means that Huhtamaki is now manufacturing all its packaging
products in part from waste collected from households across Europe.
FSC-certified egg cartons and other Huhtamaki packaging materials, bearing
the FSC Recycled or FSC Mix labels, can be found in leading European retail

"We are working in close partnership with municipalities and waste collectors
throughout Europe to reclaim our used packaging waste, helping to lighten the
load on landfills while saving resources," said Annalien Hanje, FSC
Coordinator of Huhtamaki Molded Fiber Europe.

The FSC Reclaimed certification is just one part of Huhtamaki Molded Fiber
Europe's sustainability strategy. Almost all of the water that goes into the
molded fiber manufacturing process gets reused: another closed loop in
Huhtamaki's operations. Huhtamaki has also implemented multiple ISO 14001,
OHSAS 18001 and ISO 9001 procedures at its sites, resulting in greater
efficiency and resource optimization.

About Huhtamaki Molded Fiber

The Huhtamaki Group is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty
packaging with 2013 net sales totaling EUR 2.3 billion. Foodservice and
consumer goods markets are served by approximately 14,400 people in 61
manufacturing units and several sales offices in 30 countries. Huhtamaki
Molded Fiber Europe operates in The Netherlands, France, Northern Ireland and
the Czech Republic, and serves customers across Europe. Learn more

About SCS Global Services

SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party
environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and
standards development for three decades. Its programs span a wide
cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building,
product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. SCS
is a chartered benefit corporation in the State of California, and a
Certified B Corp(TM), reflecting its commitment to socially and
environmentally responsible business practices. Learn more

Media Contact

Elise Hunter



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Source: SCS Global Services via Globenewswire


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