The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent organization that protects forests for future generations. It promotes environmentally sound and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests while meeting the current need for forest products. It was created in 1992 by a group of businesses, environmentalists and community leaders to stop deforestation and improve forest practices worldwide.
Johnson & Quin, whose direct mail production relies on paper, has FSC Chain of Custody Certification. We are one link in the chain of suppliers who use FSC certified paper – from forest owners and paper mills to printers and marketers who use paper to promote their companies’ products and services.
Why use FSC paper?
Most importantly the FSC is helping to sustain forests and stop deforestation. People depend on forests to filter the water they drink and the air they breathe. Many rely on forests for their livelihood. Climate change is a threat facing the planet, and trees are crucial in preventing climate change. Trees absorb CO2. When harvested, CO2 is stored in wood and paper rather than becoming carbon pollution and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.
Paper and other products with FSC labels comply with FSC environmental, social and economic standards. The standards cover the management of trees and forests as well as –
- Local communities are respected
- Protection of habitats of endangered plant and animal species
- Ensure that workers are properly paid
The bottom line – FSC certified wood products are good for the earth – and good for business. As consumers understand the role of the FSC in protecting forests and our planet they are more likely to purchase FSC products.
OneSimpleAction.fsc.org was created to educate consumers on the FSC and its purpose – to help protect the health of forests for all, forever. Watch the video on the top banner of this site. And use FSC wood and paper products – to help protect our planet for future generations.