Business A shift in Environmental awareness now means whereas it was often satisfactory to place a recycle logo within a publication to satisfy the environmental aspect, nowadays theres the need to extend this from awareness to a responsibility. PEFC or FSC or does it matter? Well firstly what do they mean and where did they .e from? PEFC stands for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes and is an international, non-profit organisation that is primarily made up of representatives of the forest products industry. Unlike the FSC, it does not set specific standards but is an umbrella brand that incorporates different national forest certification schemes .Trademark certification provides international recognition to organisations that support the growth of responsible forest management. Two thirds of the worlds certified forests are managed by PEFC-endorsed certification systems, delivering millions of tonnes of certified timber onto the global market. In just over three years, PEFC UK has seen a ten fold increase in demand for Chain of Custody certificates, demonstrating a growing appetite for certified products. These 25 systems account for more than 200 million hectares of certified forests, producing millions of tonnes of certified timber to the marketplace, making PEFC the world’s largest certification system. The FSC system also provides a way of tracking forest products through independently verified Chain of Custody certification, which was set up 15 years ago to recognise wood and paper produced without trashing forests. The goal of FSC is to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the worlds forests, by establishing a worldwide standard of recognised and respected principles of Forest Stewardship. In order for products originating from certified sources to carry the FSC trademark, the timber has to be traceable from the forest of origin through every production process until it reaches the end user. Only when this traceability has been independently verified is the product eligible to carry the FSC trademark. FSC certification ensures .pliance with the strictest social and environmental requirements. Among other things, FSC requirements include the respect for the rights of indigenous peoples, the protection of rare and threatened species and the existence of healthy working conditions. They will examine documentation and records relating to certified material bought and sold and will also examine the handling of in.ing material, how it is processed and how it is dispatched. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers that they have .e from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The FSC maintains representation in more than 45 countries. The FSC Chain of Custody scheme is a unique monitoring and tracking system, which follows wood-based products, including paper, from responsibly managed woodlands and controlled wood sources around the world through the supply chain to the end-user. Using FSC or PEFC papers for your printing is an effective way to demonstrate your .mitment to sustainability. Many .panies are increasingly specifying FSC or PEFC papers as their pledge to a greener world. So in conclusion by specifying a paper which has either .anisations accreditation, you are telling your customers that you can guarantee the authentication of responsible forest management and the strict management of forests developed for the production of paper. Your printer is the final link in this custodial chain and they will be the custodian of the correct logos and word terms to include in your publication. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: