Thinking Green: We’re FSC® Certified
Committed to social and environmental responsibility as a green print company, Globe Printers is internationally recognized as an FSC certified manufacturer (issued 2009).
What is FSC?
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) is an international, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC was founded in 1993 in Toronto, Canada, by representatives from environmental groups, the timber industry, the forestry profession, Aboriginal organizations, and community forestry groups from more than 25 countries.
What is FSC Certification?
FSC is a forest certification and labeling system for paper and wood products that come from responsibly managed forests, and responsible sources. Under FSC certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards, and fiber from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system. The end result is products in the marketplace carrying the FSC logo.
What is considered ‘responsible forest management’?
Responsible forest management practices aim to strike a balance amongst the environmental, social and commercial interests in a forest. FSC's vision for responsible forest management comprises healthy forests providing equitable benefit sharing from their use, while respecting natural forest processes, biodiversity and harmony among their inhabitants.
The impact of FSC certification:
- Waterways are protected
- Wildlife habitat and species are protected
- High conservation value forests are preserved
- Forest management practices are monitored annually
- Genetically modified trees are not used
- Pesticide use is reduced
- Local people are involved in forest management
- The rights of Indigenous Peoples are respected
For more information on FSC Certification, you can visit http://www.fsccanada.org.