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FSC and Environmentally Friendly Paper

Posted 20th December 2014

FSC and Environmentally Friendly Paper

For the majority of innovative, forward thinking businesses in the UK, environmental awareness and sustainability are part of their ethos. With many organisations going out of their way to source and supply eco-friendly products and services, and with over 12.5 million tonnes of paper used every year in Britain, office supplies are a great place to start.

Though using paper and cardboard is unavoidable for most businesses, companies can lessen their environment impact by only using FSC approved and environmentally friendly products. Here at Swallowtail Print we take our environmental impact seriously. We have introduced many important procedures and processes to reduce wastage, improve reprocessing of materials and also by offering our customers a range of sustainable options for their printed products.

What is the FSC?

The FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council, is an international, non-governmental organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.”

FSC branding shows that the paper, cardboard or wood products that bear it have been produced from well-managed, sustainable forests. Founded as a response to global concern about de-forestation, the FSC works all over the world to encourage the use of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable products.

You’ll find loads more information about the FSC on their website.

FSC logo

Why include FSC branding in your materials?

Nowadays, when commissioning paper, card or wooden products from designers, manufacturers and printers, you have the choice to look for businesses that provide FSC branded materials without incurring additional costs.

As well as lessening your company’s environmental impact, buying FSC certified products is reassuring for your customers and shows that that you’re operating as an ethical business.

This can quickly and easily boost trust in your products and your operations and can make the difference between a customer choosing your services or those of a rival.

How easy is it to include FSC branding in products?

Only products that are approved by the FSC can bear its branding. We’re extremely proud of our FSC accreditation and this means our customers can display the FSC branding on their own materials and your customers will know that the paper used has been produced from managed sustainable sources.

Are there other types of environmentally friendly paper?

Other types of environmentally friendly paper and card do exist such as recycled products and we offer this as an alternative to FSC approved materials. If you would like more information please get in touch.

Helping to reduce your company’s carbon footprint and encourage a more sustainable economy, using paper and card from FSC and environmentally friendly sources is a must if you want to make your business as ethical, innovative and green as possible.

For more information on Swallowtail Print’s FSC accreditation or to more details use our request forms.