Environmentally Friendly Printing In London
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certificated
What is the Forest Stewardship Council?
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. It was founded in 1993 in response to public concern about deforestation and demand for a trustworthy wood-labeling scheme.
Environmental groups including WWF, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the Woodland Trust support it. It also has a human rights stance. Therefore, key human rights NGOs are also supporters of FSC.
How does FSC promote responsible forest management?
FSC has developed a system of forest certification and product labelling that allows consumers to identify wood and wood-based products from well-managed forests.
How does the FSC system work?
Forests are inspected and certified to strict standards based on FSC’s Principles of Forest Stewardship.
To be granted FSC certification a forest must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.
This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that a forest is well managed, from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees.
Forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC certification and the timber and timber related products allowed to carry the FSC certification.
The FSC certification process also includes a chain of custody scheme that guarantees traceability throughout the complete supply chain from forest to end user.
At Print4UK, we are determined to minimise our impact on the environment.
We want to reduce our carbon footprint to zero by 2020.
We aim to do this through a range of carbon reducing measures such as minimising waste, using recycled products where possible, promoting environmental awareness, reducing travel and saving water.
But because paper is at the heart of almost all that we do, the most important and visible aspect for us is our Forest Stewardship Council accreditation.