Birla Cel­lu­lose's Vi­layat unit bags FSC C-o-C cer­ti­fi­ca­tion

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The Vi­layat Unit of Birla Cel­lu­lose, a di­vi­sion of the Aditya Birla

Group and a world leader in spe­cial­ity vis­cose sta­ple fi­bres (VSF) in Gu­jarat (In­dia), has re­ceived the FSC Chain of Cus­tody (C-o-C) cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

With this, Vi­layat has be­come the com­pany’s fourth fi­bre unit to get the FSC cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The as­sess­ment was done by

SGS In­dia – world’s lead­ing in­spec­tion, ver­i­fi­ca­tion, test­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion com­pany. The other units to get this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion are Kharach Unit in Gu­jarat, PT Indo Bharat Rayon in In­done­sia and Birla Jing­wei Fi­bres Com­pany in China.

What is worth men­tion­ing here is that all the pulp units of Birla Cel­lu­lose are cer­ti­fied for one of these key cer­ti­fi­ca­tions, i.e. Sus­tain­able Forestry Ini­tia­tive (SFI), For­est Stew­ard­ship

Coun­cil C-o-C and Pro­gramme for the En­dorse­ment of For­est Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion (PEFC).

“FSC cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is an im­por­tant step and in line with our Wood Sourc­ing Pol­icy to pro­cure raw ma­te­rial from cer­ti­fied sources. We are also one of the first cel­lu­lose fi­bre pro­duc­ers to com­plete a Canopy­Style au­dit con­ducted by Rain­for­est Al­liance which con­firms Birla Cel­lu­lose fi­bre sup­ply chains are low risk for sourc­ing from an­cient and en­dan­gered forests or other con­tro­ver­sial sources. FSC

C-o-C is an­other mile­stone in our sus­tain­abil­ity jour­ney,” said Dilip Gaur, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Grasim In­dus­tries Ltd.

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