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FSC & PEFC Certification
Graphic & Paper Merchants Ireland Limited has been approved for Multi-Site FSC & PEFC Accreditation as a chain of custody supplier, accreditation is valid until Nov 2017.
What is FSC?
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international organization 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 is Environmentally Appropriate, protecting and maintaining natural communities and high conservation value forests, Social Beneficial: respecting the rights of workers, communities and indigenous peoples and Economically Viable: building markets, adding best value, and creating equitable access to benefits.
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 organization 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
Graphic & Paper Merchants Ireland Limited 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 help you get started. Ask your Account Manager for more information.
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Please click on the logo to download a pdf copy of our accreditations.