Makers of Reflex paper. Nippon Paper Group (Japan) purchased Australian Paper and its two operating mills at Maryvale in Victoria and Shoalhaven in NSW from PaperlinX in 2009. Manufactures pulp, paper and packaging. Export products to over 75 countries across the world.
|Paper Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Nippon Paper Industries Co Ltd
owns 100% of Paper Australia Pty Ltd
|Paper Australia Pty Ltd|
Australian Paper, and it's flagship brand 'Reflex', is the focus of the 'Ethical Paper' campaign by the Wilderness Society. The production of woodchips for pulp and paper is the largest driver of forest destruction in Australia and Australian Paper, maker of Reflex, is the largest domestic purchaser of pulplogs from Victoria's native forests.
[Source 2015][More on Forests]
In August 2011, Australian Paper lost part of its FSC international environmental certification, after withdrawing from an audit of its wood supplies. It retains chain of custody certification, allowing it to produce FSC-certified product based on sourcing of material from FSC-certified operations and recycled content, as allowed under the FSC rules for Mixed and Recycled product.
[Source 2011][More on Forests]
ENVI 'carbon neutral' brand copy paper has been criticised as Greenwash. "Accrediting a paper which is sourcing part of their pulp from the worlds most carbon dense forests raises questions about the integrity of the 'Greenhouse Friendly' program and what 'Carbon Neutral' really means."
[Source 2010][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
Products produced at Australian Paper's Maryvale and Shoalhaven paper mills are certified as carbon neutral under the Australian Government-backed National Carbon Offset Standard.
[Source 2015][More on Climate Change]
This company holds Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification, and sells products certified as FSC Mix, FSC 100% and FSC Recycled.
[Source 2017][More on Forests]
This company became a participant in the Australian chapter of the Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN) in 2008. The Global Forest and Trade Network seeks to mainstream the principles of responsible forest management and sustainable trade throughout the global forest products industry, by providing technical assistance and fostering linkages between committed companies. Independent forest certification is a key tool in this process. The GTFN program was discontinued in Australia in 2017.
[Source 2019][More on Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2015, this company was one of 579 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2013-14. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2015][More on Finance]
|Nippon Paper Industries Co Ltd|
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 2/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
The Friends of the Earth 'Kick Reflex' campaign ran in 2010, calling on the Maryvale Mill and parent company Nippon Paper to cease purchasing logs from high conservation value forests, water catchments and threatened species habitat.
[Source 2010][More on Forests]
Nippon Paper was named in the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) report, 'The Truth Behind Tasmanian Forest Destruction and the Japanese Paper Industry: Who Logs Them? Who Buys Them?' (2007) as the biggest buyer of Gunns' old growth woodchips -- purchasing over 1,400,000 tons in 2006.
[Source 2007][More on Forests]
Nippon subsidiary South East Fibre Exports did own the chipmill at Eden, NSW. (It was sold to Allied Natural Wood Exports Pty Ltd on 23 December 2015). This chipmill uses mainly native forest trees, most cut down solely for woodchipping. It does not use waste. Nippon Paper was the focus of a campaign to stop wood-chipping the South East and East Gippsland forests.
[Source 2011][More on Forests]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|# Employees||1,340 in 2014|
|Address||307 Ferntree Gully Rd, Mount Waverley, VIC, 3149, Australia|
|Phone||03 8540 2300|
|Fax||03 8540 2280|
Products / BrandsAustralian Paper
Australian Printer Paper
Envi Recycled 50% recycled offset paper; certified carbon neutral under the Australian Government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) Printer Paper
Green Wrap Printer Paper
Olympic Printer Paper
Olympic Notebooks & Pads
Optix Printer Paper
Planet Ark Made from post-consumer recycled waste paper; FSC recycled certified; carbon neutral, made in Australia at Maryvale Mill, Victoria Printer Paper
Queens Slipper Board Games & Puzzles
Reflex Printer Paper
Reflex White 100% Recycled Made from post-consumer recycled waste paper; FSC recycled certified; Made in Australia at Maryvale Mill, Victoria Printer Paper
Tablex Printer Paper
Tudor some recycled Notebooks & Pads
Tudor recycled Binders & Dividers
Tudor Clipboards & Folders
Nippon Paper Group buys Australian Paper (makers of Reflex Paper)
17th Feb 2009 — (AUST >> FOREIGN) Australian paper company PaperlinX has sold it's subsidiary Australian Paper (including the Maryvale pulp mill in Gippsland), to Japan's Nippon Paper Group, Inc. for $700 million. [source]