What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organisation promoting responsible forest management. FSC has developed principles for forest management of forest holdings, and a system of tracing, verifying and labelling timber and wood products, which originate from FSC-certified forests. FSC has the support of many environmental groups.
Read more about FSC - www.FSC.org
What is PEFC?
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 (e.g. the national scheme in Finland is endorsed by the PEFC). This is intended to make the forest certification easier and more applicable to different types of forests.
Read more about PEFC - www.PEFC.org
Chain of Custody information
Robert Horne has achieved both FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody certification and can provide an ever-growing choice of certified papers. In order to be able to include the FSC or PEFC logos or make any reference to FSC or PEFC on a printed job, the printer must also have the relevant Chain of Custody certificate.
If you are a Chain of Custody certified printer, you may find our product schedule of FSC and PEFC certified products useful. As well as a comprehensive list of certified products, it contains details of the correct labels to use and recommended copy for you to include on your delivery notes and invoices.
Becoming a Chain of Custody certified printer
If you are interested in becoming an FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody certified printer, we have put together a document to guide you through the process.