De La Rue is proud to announce that its Bathford Paper Mill has achieved the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

De La Rue‘s Bathford Paper Mill in the UK has achieved PEFC – Chain of Custody Accreditation, an international benchmark of forest product sustainability.

The PEFC is the world’s largest forest certification system, promoting sustainable forest management and helping to protect the world’s trees. The certification verifies that all the woodpulp that is used at the site comes from properly managed and sustainable sources. To date more than 18,000 companies have obtained PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. PEFC provides a sustainability benchmark recognised in more than 30 countries and covering over 260 million hectares of certified forests. This certification assures the customers of Bathford’s products that the paper they receive has been sourced from suppliers that operate sustainable and responsibly managed forests. In addition to a commitment to environmental protection, Chain of Custody holders must also demonstrate that workers’ rights and welfare are protected and indigenous peoples’ human and land tenure rights are respected.

The process to obtain certification was concluded with no observations or non-conformances raised. The accreditation is valid for 5 years and is externally audited and verified annually. Commenting on the award, Process Manager at Bathford Andrew Nash said “We are delighted to have achieved this world class accreditation which demonstrates De La Rue’s continued commitment to sustainability.”

For information:

Andrew Nash

Process Manager, Bathford Paper Mill

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 858243


About De La Rue:

De La Rue’s purpose is to enable every citizen to participate securely in the global economy. As a trusted partner of governments, central banks and commercial organisations, De La Rue provides products and services that underpin the integrity of trade, personal identity and the movement of goods.

As the world’s largest designer and commercial printer of banknotes, De La Rue designs, manufactures and delivers banknotes, banknote substrates and security features to customers in a world where currency will continue to be a key part of the developing payments eco-system.

De La Rue is the only fully integrated supplier of both paper and polymer banknotes, and creates security features that ensure banknotes are protected against counterfeiting.

De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial printer of passports, delivering national and international identity tokens and software solutions for governments in a world that is increasingly focused on the importance of a legal and secure identity for every individual.

De La Rue also creates and delivers secure product identifiers and ‘track and trace’ software for governments and commercial customers alike to help to tackle the challenge of illicit or counterfeit goods and the collection of revenue and excise duties.

De La Rue is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON-DLAR). For further information visit

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