We are delighted to announce that Amberley Labels have been awarded FSC® certification. This will allow our customers to request that the FSC® branding be included on their materials. It demonstrates a continued chain of custody from forest to consumer, ensuring that the paper used has been produced from managed sustainable sources.
What is FSC® certified paper?
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is an organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds forest. As an FSC certified company we can trace the wood used for your project from the forest where it was sourced, right the way through production until it lands on your desk as a piece of print.
FSC certified forests ensure:
The forests biodiversity, productivity and ecological processes are maintained
Socially beneficial forest management which helps both local people and society at large to enjoy long term benefits
Economically viable forest management to ensure financial profit is not at the expense of the forest resources, the ecosystem or affected communities
What is the FSC® chain of custody certification?
The FSC chain of custody (CoC) is the path taken by products from the forest, or in the case of recycled materials from the moment when the material is reclaimed, to the point where the product is sold with an FSC claim and/or it is finished and FSC labelled. The CoC includes each stage of sourcing, processing, trading, and distribution where progress to the next stage of the supply chain involves a change of product ownership.
Any change of ownership in the supply chain of FSC-certified products requires the establishment of effective CoC management systems at the level of the respective organisation and their verification by an independent FSC-accredited certification body, if the organisation wants to make an FSC claim about their products.
FSC certification of such management systems is designed to provide a credible assurance that products which are sold with an FSC claim originate from well-managed forests, controlled sources, reclaimed materials, or a mixture of these. FSC CoC certification thereby facilitates the transparent flow of goods made from such.
Here is a link to their website should you wish to find out more