PRINTING SERVICES APPLIES FOR FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION
UH Printing Services took a big step to support the university’s
commitment to sustainability by applying for certification with
the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC Chain-of-Custody
Certification will formally demonstrate the department’s efforts
to use responsibly-produced paper for printing projects.
Printing Services began the certification process with the
Forest Stewardship Council in early February. FSC is an
organization that was developed in 1993 to promote the
responsible management of the world’s forest. By becoming FSC
Chain-of-Custody certified, UH Printing Services will make the
transition to using mostly FSC-certified paper which means paper
made by companies who help to replant and maintain forests. For
certification, the department will revise its processes in order
to make sure FSC paper is ordered, routinely used for projects
and delivered to its customers.
During the certification process, UH Printing Services will be
audited and trained by a representative from the Rainforest
Alliance. The process should be complete by the end of April
with recertification required on an annual basis.
Customers will also be able to request the FSC mark as well as
the Rainforest Alliance logo to be included on their projects to
show their support for these sustainable practices.
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