Chain of custody (COC)


The Chain of Custody is the path taken by raw materials, processed materials, finished products, and co-products from the forest to the consumer or (in the case of reclaimed/recycled materials or products containing them) from the reclamation site to the consumer, including each stage of processing, transformation, manufacturing, storage and transport where progress to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of ownership (independent custodianship) of the materials or the products.




CIMA PAPER SPA considers sustainable development as a structural phenomenon durable and that is why it decided to commit to limit the negative effects of its actions on the environment.
FSC certification is then part of the commitments made in the environmental sense, combined with the desire for continuous improvement of processes, work and any related activities.
Thus, CIMA PAPER SPA provides its customers with products made from forest-based raw materials derived from wood from certified and responsibly managed forests.

To meet the requirements of FSC standards, CIMA PAPER SPA agrees to:

  • Monitor FSC certification of purchased raw material and its suppliers;
  • Train directly involved staff in the chains of custody;
  • suspend to sell as FSC if the product does not comply with the requirements of the applicable standard;
  • use the FSC logo only for products that satisfy the minimum FSC standards requirements.

CIMA PAPER SPA declares to implement its best efforts to avoid trading and sourcing wood or wood fiber from the following categories:

  • Illegally harvested wood;
  • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
  • Wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
  • Wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use;
  • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted;

CIMA PAPER SPA also declares not be directly or indirectly involved in the following activities:

  • Illegal logging or the trade in illegal wood or forest products;
  • Violation of traditional and human rights in forestry operations
  • Destruction of high conservation values in forestry operations
  • Significant conversion of forests to plantations or non-forest use
  • Introduction of genetically modified organisms in forestry operations
  • Violation of any of the ILO Core Conventions, as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998

CIMA PAPER SPA management designated a Chain of Custody FSC Manager, as representative for the implementation of this policy.


Garbagnate Monastero (LC), 05/05/2015

Leonardo Mercurio