Lithotech is proud to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as a chain-of-custody supplier. FSC’s mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
The Sustainable Commodity Initiative (SCI) works closely with the international community to discover ways to ensure that sustainable practices are adopted into commodity production and trade that enhance social, environmental & economic welfare on a global scale. The SCI was formed to facilitate the development of sustainable commodity production and trade sectors.
The SCI considers “voluntary sustainability initiatives” or “VSI’s” to be any non-mandatory, rules based partnership or collaboration among multiple supply chain stakeholders aimed at improving the social, economic and environmental sustainability of commodity production and/or trade. Over the last decade, more than 20 new global VSI’s have been established with the aim of leveraging market forces to promote sustainable development. The one that works most closely with the print community and to which we are certified is the Forest Stewardship Council, commonly referred to as the FSC.
The FSC has developed a set of 10 Principles and 57 Criteria for forest management that are applicable to all FSC certified forests throughout the world. Responsible forest management means that forests are managed in a way that protects the water, soil and wild-life and ensures that people can continue to work, live and earn an income from the forest.
As a chain-of-custody certified printer, Lithotech is able to apply the FSC certification marks and logos to any item when printed on an FSC certified paper. FSC certification has strong recognition throughout the world as a credible program promoting the responsible use of the earth’s resources.
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