Trace my report

Traceability is the backbone of sustainability. With full traceability in place, it will enable Thai Union to identify, investigate and improve upon key issues in our supply chain from catch to consumption.

Because traceability is so important, Thai Union is now introducing “Trace My Report” in the company’s 2017 Sustainability Report.

About our Report

Recycled Paper

Certified FSC® 100 percent recycled and made entirely from post-consumer fiber.

Where was it sourced from?

Sourcing

The post-consumer waste was mainly collected from office recycling bins in and around Paris to produce recycled pulp before manufacturing. The sorted waste was collected by recycling specialists and organizations which sort various types of paper according to whiteness and composition. It was then sent in bales to the Greenfield Plant, a sorted office waste paper recycling plant in Château-Thierry, to produce recycled pulp before being manufactured at the Bessé-sur-Braye Mill located at Bessé-sur-Braye, southwest of Paris.

How was it processed?

Processing

The report is total chlorine and heavy metal free. The recycled waste paper underwent cleaning loops designed to effectively de-ink the paper without the use of chlorine. The process complies with new REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances) European Community Regulation, created to enhance protection of human health and environment from the risks which can be posed from chemicals. No substance classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic is used as raw materials. One ton of post-consumer waste paper can be used as raw material to produce as much as 650 kg of recycled pulp.

How was it packaged and transported?

Eco-Responsible Packaging and Transport

The majority of the packaging material used, such as ream wrapper, shrink film or plastic banding, is recyclable. The paper was transported in accordance to the paper manufacturer’s (Arjowiggins Graphic) eco-responsible policy, optimizing logistics and with consideration of environmental issues, i.e. minimizing distances between raw material, mills and customers, encouraging eco-driving to decrease fuel consumption, shifting volumes to rail and sea transport wherever possible.

How does it support sustainability?

Supporting Sustainability

The lifecycle of recycled paper can be repeated 4-5 times before the cellulose fibers which form a sheet of paper become too short for papermaking. Recycled paper supports sustainability in a number of ways:

  • Reduces wood consumption: using 1 ton of recycled paper can save equivalent to 1,500kg of wood;
  • Uses less energy: using 1 ton of recycled paper can save equivalent to 2,115 kWh of electricity;
  • Produces lower carbon emissions: using 1 ton of recycled paper can save equivalent to 124kg CO2;
  • Uses less water: using 1 ton of recycled paper can save equivalent to 36,000 liters of water;
  • Reduces waste to landfill: using 1 ton of recycled paper can save equivalent to 923kg of landfill;
  • Recycling creates up to 10 times more jobs in comparison to sending waste to landfill.

The use of 100 percent recycled paper supports Thai Union’s packaging commitment to ensure 100 percent of our branded packaging is reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025, by supporting the development of markets for recycled product to close the recycling loop.