Why is FSC® and PEFC™ Relevant to Print Media?

Why is FSC® and PEFC™ Relevant to Print Media?

Many of us have seen FSC® & PEFC™ logos on products we buy, and wondered what they mean. We can see these logos on books, envelopes, even wooden furniture and household utensils, but what is behind the logo?

FSC® (Forest Stewardship council) and PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) are two organisations that promote responsible management of the world’s forests. By carrying the FSC® or PEFC™ logo on a product you can be sure that any forest material contained in it is from a sustainably managed forest. Each organisation that takes ownership of the product from the forest to ourselves in Turners must be certified by an FSC® & PEFC™ accredited certification body, which ensures a Chain of Custody Certification for the products we use. At the Turner Group we are audited annually by BM Trada to ensure our systems and processes meet the rigorous standards set out by the FSC® and PEFC™ organisations.

As over 98% of the paper we print on in Turners is eligible to carry the FSC® or PEFC™ logo we can help you to give your clients the assurance that your products are printed on materials that are sourced from sustainably managed forests.

Ironically, in 1999 the first book printed on FSC Certified paper was ‘A Living Wage, American Workers and the Making of a Consumer Society’ by Lawrence B. Glickman.  For continued efforts to support the environment through sustainable print media, please contact us at Turners and we can advise you on the best environmental process and material for your print, packaging and communication needs.

Author: Neil Patterson