FSC Certified Papers - an Eco Alternative to Recycled Paper
All about paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council - FSC. If you don't want Recycled Paper then FSC Certified Paper is for you.
Going Green with the Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to support the world's forests.
FSC members comprise a diverse group of representatives from environmental and social groups, the timber trade, paper industry, forestry profession, indigenous people's organisations, community forestry groups and forest product certification organisations from around the world.
It is their job to ensure that the forests are managed to protect wildlife habitat and respect the rights of local communities.
What is FSC Chain of Custody?
FSC Chain of Custody is the process by which the source of a timber product is verified.
Certification involves inspection and auditing of the land from which the timber and pulpwood originate and tracking it through all the steps of the production process until it reaches the end user.
Only when this tracking has been independently verified is the product is eligible to carry the FSC Logo.
Using the FSC Logo
All products carrying the FSC Logo have been independently certified as coming from forests that meet the internationally recognised FSC Principles and Criteria of Forest Stewardship.
You will see many FSC timber and paper products on the high street, in Bodyshop, B&Q, Homebase and Tesco's for example.
For a printed product to carry the logo it must be printed on FSC Paper by an FSC Certified Printing Company. We have achieved this approved supplier status.
Unfortunately there are examples of printers without a valid Chain of Custody promoting their products as "FSC approved" - if in doubt please ask to see their Chain of Custody Certificate - we are happy to let you see ours!
Responsible, Auditable and Unrivalled
Using FSC Papers for your printing is an effective way to demonstrate your commitment to sustainability. Many companies are increasingly specifying FSC Papers as their pledge to a greener world. Why don't you?
FSC Certified Paper tells you exactly what you need to know; that the recycled or virgin fibre content of the paper comes from sources that meet FSC international standards.
This is why FSC is the only certification system supported by environmental organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Rain Forest Alliance, Greenpeace, Woodland Trust and Friends of the Earth.
What can we do for You?
If you want your printed products to conform to FSC standards, please choose an FSC approved printer!
We use FSC paper and board in silk and gloss, and uncoated 100% recycled. For Stationery Printing we also use Advocate Xtreme White which is a premium FSC virgin fibre paper, a cost effective quality alternative to Conqueror, and Edixion which is an FSC certified laser bond.
For links through to the Forest Stewardship Council website and more respected reading on these issues we provide all the necessary information on our Environmental Websites page.