Choosing an FSC Certified Printer helps the planet
Precise Continental is committed to the environment and is an FSC certified printer in New Jersey. We maintain a Chain of Custody Certification and undergo annual audits to maintain the chain of custody. FSC Certified #RA-COC-005576-MP. Over the past 20 years, FSC has earned a reputation as the most rigorous, credible forest certification system. As a result, there are significant advantages to choosing FSC-certified products:
What is FSC?
Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC) is a nonprofit organization that encourages the responsible management of the world’s forests and sets standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable way.
FSC certification is carried out by FSC accredited certification bodies. FSC itself does not certify forest operations or manufacturers. This maintains FSC’s independence between its standards and requirements, and operations seeking certification. FSC provides monthly updates on the certificates issued by FSC accredited certification bodies. The latest lists are available in the Certificates Lists section in the Document Center.
There are two types of FSC certificates available:
Forest Management (FM) Certificate
Forest management certification involves an inspection of the forest management unit by an independent FSC-accredited certification body to check that the forest complies with the internationally-agreed FSC Principles of Responsible Forest Management. If the forest complies with FSC standards, then the FSC accredited certification body issues a certificate for the operation. Certified forest operations can claim the forest products they produce come from a responsibly managed forest. Before a certified forest operation can sell their products as FSC certified, they must also obtain chain of custody certification (FM/COC).
Chain of Custody (COC) Certificate
Chain of custody certification provides a guarantee about the production of FSC-certified products. Chain-of-custody is the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. From a customer perspective, the FSC label represents a promise that is being made to them. Chain of custody standards are the mechanism FSC has to ensure that ‘promise’ is delivered. Operations that have been independently verified for FSC chain of custody certification are eligible to label their products with the FSC logo.
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