Oji Fibre Solutions

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Certifications and standards

Environmental

Quality

ISO 9001:2015 certified at our mill sites as follows:

  • Kinleith for the design, development and dispatch of paper, and the final drying, baling and dispatch of pulp.
  • Tasman for the final drying, unitising and dispatch of pulp.
  • Penrose for the manufacture and supply of paper.
ISO 9001:2015-certified Quality Management Systems at all our New Zealand packaging sites and in Australia as follows: 
  • Lansvale, Noble Park and Yatala manufacturing sites.
  • FoodService Packaging for the manufacture of paper containers for food and beverage for food service applications.

Food Safety

  • ISO 22000:2018-certified Food Safety Management System at Packaging New Zealand Northern, Central, Southern and Paper Bag manufacturing sites.
  • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) compliance at Northern, Central, Southern, Paper Bag and Foodservice Packaging manufacturing sites.  At Paper Bag, HACCP applies to hygiene bag specifications for the manufacture of multi-ply bags for the Dairy and Food Industry under a Food Safety System.

Health & Safety

  • AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System at Packaging AUS – Lansvale and Noble Park sites
  • Accredited Employer at tertiary level of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) Partnership Programme in New Zealand

Climate Change and Energy

Powering our operations from sustainable energy sources

Oji Fibre Solutions is a large user and producer of low carbon energy. More than three quarters of the energy used in our operations is from renewable sources, including wood processing residues, kraft black liquor and geothermal steam. Furthermore, purchased (grid) electricity from within New Zealand is predominantly renewable.

We constantly strive to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency throughout our operations.

Water

Water consumption

We use both surface and ground water in our operations. Our largest sites, manufacturing pulp and paper are almost net zero users, due in part to the moisture content of the wood we process (50% by weight), abstracted water is returned back to the catchments after processing and water treatment.

We continue to investigate means of reducing abstracted water consumption.

Effluent

Effluent discharges from all our sites are subject to permit requirements. Our largest sites operate sophisticated effluent treatment systems. They are regularly monitored and reported for a range of parameters including total suspended solids, biochemical oxygen demand, phosphorus, nitrogen and colour.