& Certification


Sustainability is critical to our business.

Cottonsoft and its affiliate APP (Asia Pulp & Paper) share the same philosophy, that is, we are committed to promoting sustainable development which is economically, socially and environmentally responsible.

Cottonsoft are proud to support a range of community, sustainability and environmental initiatives both locally and globally. Initiatives range from rainforest rehabilitation to soft plastics recycling and Bowel Cancer NZ sponsorship.

The Cottonsoft B2B converting facility uses world leading production technology, ensuring a modern, environmentally efficient site. Our plant has minimal waste streams, and waste paper, board and plastic are recycled.


The Livi brand is PEFC certified, plus CottonSofts and Tuffy brands also have ECNZ certification. APP has enforced a zero deforestation policy since 2013 plus a zero fire policy protecting forestry assets since 1996.

In addition to ensuring our products are sourced sustainably, certification also extends to safe, ethical and socially responsible work practices, both locally and via our global supply chains.


A significant number of our retail tissue products are licensed to proudly display the Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) ecolabel, giving our customers complete peace of mind and reassurance that we operate sustainably and responsibly.

Our production plants aim to run as efficiently as possible to reduce the energy used per metric tonne.

Soft Plastic Recycling

Cottonsoft Ltd is a founding member of the soft plastics recycling programme.

Soft plastic packaging is not collected for recycling by councils because it can contaminate the recycling process.

New Zealanders use over 1.6 billion plastic bags in the home every year. Put your soft plastics recycling in the Love NZ Soft Plastics bins. You can find your locations here.

Sustainability Summary

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