FSC® Certification In The Carrier Bag Industry
This week we have seen an increase in enquiries for FSC® Certification In The Carrier Bag Industry.
With the big movement away from single-use plastics across all industries, many companies are looking for alternatives when it comes to carrier bags.
Undoubtedly the obvious alternative for plastic bags is paper.
However many end consumers are asking the question as to whether these paper bags are responsibly sourced.
FSC® is an international, non-governmental organisation. They are dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
The FSC® logo/system allows consumers to identify, purchase and also use wood, paper and other forest products from well-managed forests and/or recycled materials.
The 10 principles of FSC®
The 10 principles of FSC® are as follows:
Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and nationally-ratified international treaties, conventions and agreements.
Maintain or enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers.
Identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples legal and customary rights of ownership, use and management of land, territories and resources affected by management activities.
Contribute to maintaining or enhancing the social and economic wellbeing of local communities.
Efficiently manage the range of multiple products and services of the Management Unit to maintain or enhance long term economic viability and the range of environmental and social benefits.
Maintain, conserve and/or restore ecosystem services and environmental values of the Management Unit, and shall avoid, repair or mitigate negative environmental impacts.
Have a management plan consistent with its policies and objectives and proportionate to scale, intensity and risks of its management activities. The management plan shall be implemented and kept up to date based on monitoring information in order to promote adaptive management. The associated planning and procedural documentation shall be sufficient to guide staff, inform affected stakeholders and interested stakeholders and to justify management decisions.
Demonstrate that, progress towards achieving the management objectives, the impacts of management activities and the condition of the Management Unit, are monitored and evaluated proportionate to the scale, intensity and risk of management activities, in order to implement adaptive management.
Maintain and/or enhance the High Conservation Values in the Management Unit by applying the precautionary approach.
Management activities conducted by or for the organisation for the management unit shall be selected and implemented consistent with the organisations economic, environmental and social policies and objectives and in compliance with the Principles and Criteria collectively.
You can also find further information on the FSC® website here.
Interface NRM are an ASI Accredited Certification Body who offer FSC® certification.
We have offices based in Telford, Shropshire covering the Midlands. Additionally in Bournemouth to cover the south of the UK.
Are you interested in obtaining FSC® certification for your organisation?
Firstly we will take you through the process quickly and Importantly cost-effectively. Also providing clear and simple information at each stage of the audit process.
You also can find further information on the certification services we offer here.
If you would like to speak to us about obtaining FSC® certification please get in touch with us.
You can call us on 01952 288325, or you can also initiate a live chat on our website.
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