FSC® is a certificate that guarantees that the materials used are sourced from sustainably managed areas. The certification is valid only for forest-based materials. In the case of packaging, this means cardboard and paper only.
This means that the sources of our cardboard are covered by forest management, which looks after the water quality, forest cover and protection of old forest lands in areas where trees and other materials are sourced, whilst also preventing hazardous chemicals from being used in production. What’s even better is it also considers the wildlife and plants in the area and takes measures to protect them, ensuring our packaging is responsibly sourced and produced.
Trees are only cut down at the rate they can be reproduced to maintain a CO2 neutral forest. FSC® also takes care of the people involved in the manufacturing process; all individuals that work in the forests are provided with training, safety equipment, fair salaries and the option to join or create unions. It also maintains that any work should be beneficial to the local population, including the use of local labour and Indigenous populations are involved in forest management, protecting sacred grounds. Depending on the socioeconomic conditions of the country of origin for the materials, the FSC will also develop local infrastructures such as schools and clinics.
To top it all off, all wood must be completely traceable no matter how complex the supply chain is.