Asaleo Care is a personal care and hygiene company committed to environmental and social responsibility. In June 2016 it published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for Tork, Purex and Sorbent toilet tissue products and Tork hand towels.
Comparable to nutrition labels, EPDs present quantifiable and transparent information on a product’s environmental impact. They involve carrying out Life Cycle Assessments which are verified by an independent third party.
The EPDs have enabled Asaleo Care to identify sources of greater environmental stewardship, resource efficiency and potential financial benefits. They highlighted efficiencies such as the high share of renewable energy (up to 78%) for the toilet tissue manufactured at the company’s Kawerau site. It is made from pulp from socially and environmentally sustainable forests.
By being the first company to publish tissue paper EPDs in Australia and New Zealand, Asaleo Care is setting the benchmark for sustainable tissue manufacturing. Customers can now easily identify products that help their own responsible procurement objectives and reduce their environmental footprint.
Asaleo Care is a finalist in the Mega Efficiency Innovation category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards