Date released: Jan 2010
In January 2010 CMP(UK) Limited became successful in gaining membership of a certified FSC group chain of custody scheme. (CU-COC-807273).
Chain of custody certification provides independent evidence that forest products originate from well-managed forests and other responsible sources. By obtaining COC certification CMP can demonstrate its commitment economically, environmentally and socially responsible forestry.
What is FSC?
The forest stewardship council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests. FSC is the first worldwide certification system established for forests and forest products. This voluntary market driven mechanism can be regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote better forest management. Forest management according to FSC's internationally recognized standards delivers environmental services to local and global communities, including clean air and water, and contributes to mitigating impacts of climate change. FSC directly or indirectly addresses issues such as illegal logging, deforestation and global warming and has positive impacts on economic development, environmental conservation, poverty alleviation and social and political empowerment. Forest stewardship council (FSC) chain-of-custody is an internationally recognised system of forest certification and product labeling that aids consumers to identify wood and wood-based products from well-managed forests. it is recognised throughout the world with over 4,021 certified organisations across 72 countries and supported by wwf, Greenpeace, friends of the earth and woodland trust.
What does this mean for CMP customers?
Our customers can now choose paper that provides assurance of social and environmental responsibility. 95% of our paper will be FSC certified. The FSCc system requires that the material is tracked from the certified source through the Chain of Custody. This means that CMP will be able to make a claim on paper used as certified and print the FSC label on our customer's final printed product. CMP will have an annual audit to ensure that all the FSC procedures are being followed and no contamination has taken place.