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