25 Years of FSC

25 Years of FSC

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Friday 27th September marks FSC Friday and PlatinumHPL would like to join the Forest Stewardship Council in raising awareness of FSC so that more people understand exactly what it is and the difference we can make to help keep our forests for all forever.

What and who is FSC?

FSC is the Forest Stewardship Council. It is an international not-for-profit organisation that governs the certification and accreditation of forests, plantations and timbers around the world.

Founded in 1993, the goal of the FSC is to promote environmentally and economically beneficial management of forests through responsible sourcing of trees, meeting the highest environmental and social standards.

What does this mean to you?

Using FSC paper and products can make a difference to our environment. Forests provide us with clean water, fresh air, food, medicine, timber, paper and also go a long way to helping combat global warming. By supporting FSC and buying these products, you can do your bit for the environment and make our world a better place to live.

Here is why choosing FSC® certified paper makes a difference

  • FSC certified paper prohibits conversion of natural forests or other habitats around the world
  • FSC certified paper prohibits the use of highly hazardous pesticides around the world
  • FSC certified paper prohibits the cultivation of genetically modified trees
  • FSC certified paper respects the rights of indigenous people around the world

How do you know you are getting an FSC product?

When you see the FSC logo (in its varying forms), you know that you are getting an FSC protected product. FSC helps take care of forests, as well as the people and wildlife who reside in them. The FSC logo is recognised by WWF as the “hallmark of responsible forest management”.

As well as a forest certification, the FSC system includes a certified chain of custody that can track timber through every stage of the supply chain, from forest to final user.

For 25 years FSC has been making a difference and will continue to do so for the well-being of our forests and planet. You can find the logo on most things containing wood. If you would like to know more about FSC products and how PlatinumHPL can get the FSC logo on your literature and printed products get in touch.