Do you support the Forest Stewardship Council or FSC?

November 8th, 2011

An executive told me recently that when they bought copy paper they required 30% post consumer content in the specification.

Unfortunately as we discussed in more detail this companies environmental programs or support there of, that was pretty much it. To be fair, there was a little bit more to the conversation which was centered on how the company could do more in their purchasing programs.

Although we support a large number of environmentally focused programs at SafeSourcing as part of our supplier due diligence we try to insure that they are also supporting programs and certifications that pay forward our customers CSR and environmental programs.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is just such an organization that deserves support. Our paper products come from our forests. The Forest Stewardship Council certifies wood and wood products and promotes responsible forest management. Its certification ensures wood is harvested sustainably and then tracks the wood through manufacturing to the store. Considered the leading standard for responsible forestry management.

To learn more please visit their website at

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