In celebration of Earth Week, Printing and Mailing Services officially became Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) certified. Oregon State University makes a positive difference by being smarter, greener, healthier, safer, kinder, sustainable and more. Printing and Mailing Services takes these very seriously and is committed to doing its share to accomplish these points as well as help to preserve the world’s resources.
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
In addition to now being able to offer FSC certified papers and Chain-of-Custody certification to orders, Printing and Mailing Services approaches sustainability in many ways. The use of cutting-edge digital equipment helps to provide for less waste and less consumption in all projects printed. Paper choices are also a big part in helping the environment and standard “house” stocks are not only FSC certified papers, but also contain 30% Post Consumer Waste (PCW) classifying them as recycled papers. Toner used in all digital equipment is environmentally non-toxic and a cartridge recycling program is in place.
Ari Grossman-Naples, Associate Director of Printing and Mailing Services, commented “We are very excited to be fully FSC certified and completing the process during Earth Week. This program and its offerings will blend well with the many other outstanding efforts and programs that promote sustainability within Oregon State University.”
For more information about Forest Stewardship Council, visit their web site at www.fscus.org
For more information about the Rainforest Alliance, visit their web site at www.rainforest-alliance.org