FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. The Forest Stewardship Council was founded in 1994 and has since become one of the most recognisable, respected and widespread forest certification schemes. Paper that is FSC approved such as ours has been sourced in a responsible way.
What does it mean to be FSC certified?
- Products are recognised as being environmentally responsible
- Sacred sites and trees are protected, and indigenous people have their rights respected
- Trees used for your product are able to naturally regenerate or are replaced
- Forest owners must employ local workers and pay them a decent wage, and provide the necessary safety equipment and training to carry out the job
Sometimes you just need to write things down, and buying from companies that sell FSC paper based products is OK!
Not only is our paper FSC approved, it's also thicker than what most other stationers offer. So expect smooth writing and no ink to show through pages!
Sourcing paper responsibly is one of our top priorities. The earth is currently under environmental strains and we need to do our best to protect nature.
When you finish using our paper products ensure you recycle them!
Why Choose FSC Certified Products?
According to the FSC, forests cover 30% of the global land area. Looking after our forests is a key element in sustainability for a number of reasons. Firstly, they support numerous indigenous communities that rely on the ecosystem in forests.
The world’s forests are some of the richest areas for biodiversity, providing a variety of habitats for plants and animals that can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
They also help mitigate global warming as they absorb and store carbon from the atmosphere. As well as reducing the ability to absorb carbon, deforestation can also cause some of the carbon to be re-released into the atmosphere, which can worsen global warming.
Between 2015 and 2020, the rate of deforestation was estimated at 10 million hectares per year. While this is down from 16 million hectares per year in the 1990s, the area of primary forest worldwide has decreased by over 80 million hectares since 1990, and therefore still continues to be a pressing environmental priority.
One of the major causes of deforestation is the legal and illegal logging of the remaining primary forests to meet growing demand. Logging is the felling of trees and cutting and preparing the timber. At current rates, the remaining natural forests in South American, Asian and African countries could disappear within the next ten years.
The FSC play an important role in protecting forests that are at risk of destructive logging, so choosing paper and wood products that are FSC-certified means the wood is traceable to a sustainably managed forest.
You can read more about what the FSC stand for and do on their website: