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FSC® Certification
We recommend the use of recycled papers bearing the “Blue Angel” environmental logo or, if the already very high quality and excellent whiteness of these papers are not sufficient for your application, at least an FSC®-certified label. FSC® stands for the “Forest Stewardship Council®”, an organization that promotes socially and environmentally responsible forestry:

  • No FSC® certification for plantations established by converting natural forest
  • Conservation and promotion of existing remnants of natural forests
  • No genetic engineering
  • No use of hazardous chemicals
  • Management of forest areas using practices that restore them to a near-natural state
  • Minimization of negative impacts on soils and water
  • Protection from inappropriate use
  • Conservation of forests in general
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (www.bmz.de) and the Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit or GTZ (www.gtz.de) have also established that the FSC® initiates democratic processes in developing countries. The FSC® promotes an unbroken “chain of custody” with consistent tracking of certified wood and products derived from it through all stages of the supply chain (including print shops) to ensure environmentally clean, socially responsible and economically viable finished products.
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