Lessebo Paper is the first paper producer in the world to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certified® GOLD
Mar 17, 2021
Lessebo Paper is the first paper producer in the world to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certified® GOLD award for its white ranges of uncoated, premium graphical paper, Lessebo Design and Scandia 2000.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is a globally recognised measure of safe, sustainable products made for the circular economy. To receive certification, the products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy, Water Stewardship and Social Fairness. These categories are the basis for the achievement level of the final certification. To be awarded with the gold award, gold standards have to be met in all categories.
Lessebo Paper is the first paper producer in the world to achieve Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold award for its white range of uncoated, high quality paper, including the full assortment of Lessebo Design® and Scandia 2000®. The paper is produced from totally chlorine free pulp (TCF) and has a minimal carbon footprint, suitable for printing materials where quality and sustainability are of importance.
“Our products have once again been proved to be a leader in sustainability. Being the first paper producer worldwide to receive Cradle to Cradle Certified at Gold level for our uncoated paper products is a big achievement and has been made possible by our focus on sustainability. This is clearly showing that our paper is one of the most climate friendly paper qualities in the world”. Explains Eric Sigurdsson, CEO at Lessebo Paper.
In addition, Lessebo Paper had their white ranges of uncoated paper; Lessebo Design and Scandia 2000 assessed against the criteria of the Material Health category in the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard and was awarded a Platinum level Material Health Certificate by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. This means that all ingredients and process chemicals have been evaluated and accepted by the organisation. Accordingly, the product does not contain any substances rated “X” and meets the high Cradle to Cradle emission standards. The Platinum level represent the highest standard in Cradle to Cradle Certified product design.
“Our process of producing paper is fully transparent and our Lessebo Design® and Scandia 2000® ranges have been tested and analysed, including all raw materials” explains Eric Sigurdsson, CEO at Lessebo Paper. “The result clearly and repeatedly shows that we produce our paper ranges to the highest standards and offer sustainable premium graphic papers that are also suitable for demanding applications.”