WWF Announce Forestry Steward Council (FSC) Are Still Certification Leaders

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On 17th February 2009, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) announced that they were reaffirming the FSC (Forestry Steward Council) as still the best environmentally responsible certification scheme for business. The FSC's Certification Scheme is a business award viewed as an important tool to promote responsible forest management and purchasing of forest products from well-managed forests.

On 17th February 2009, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) announced that they were reaffirming the FSC (Forestry Steward Council) as still the best environmentally responsible certification scheme for business. The FSC's Certification Scheme is a business award viewed as an important tool to promote responsible forest management and purchasing of forest products from well-managed forests.

According to the February Newsletter published by the FSC, President Obama's inaugural invitations were printed on FSC certified paper and despatched in FSC certified envelopes. This demonstrates how much influence the FSC have achieved world-wide. It is comforting to know that individuals involved in procurement are committed at the highest levels to ensure that the ethos of responsibility is maintained and kept in the forefront of world leaders' minds.

The FSC now has offices in 46 different countries and provides a variety of services for companies and organisations interested in responsible forestry, including: setting standards, trademark assurance and accreditation process culminating in membership and acclaimed certification.

Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers, who are ever more interested in their own carbon footprints and impact on the environment, that supplies come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

Such consumer assurance is of absolute necessity to many companies and organisations today who are raising the bar all the time through their procurement departments by requesting more and more that companies wishing to become associated as a nominated supplier actually have FSC accreditations themselves and subsequently supply FSC certified products.

One such company who is now currently undergoing the certification process with FSC is the Entwistle Group, a market leader with unrivalled experience in reprographics, digital printing services and office supplies. They are also main dealers for Oce, Hewlett Packard and Ricoh and supply and install inkjet plotters, multifunctional systems and large format digital systems. The company was founded in 1899 and has a tradition of innovation and quality service. Managing Director, Jason Richards comments "The Entwistle Group has built a reputation for outstanding service and technical excellence by being at the technological forefront of reprographics and print. It is now equally as important for us to be at the forefront of environmental protection and management. An ever increasing number of customers insist on us only supplying FSC certified products and given the increase in the demand for these certified products, we have acknowledged that it is essential that we enter into the FSC process. We are confident we will be able to announce our FSC accreditation in the near future".

The Entwistle Group offers an extensive range of services which includes full colour display graphics, plan printing, exhibition graphics, copying, scanning and short run digital print, all delivered to your door. They also specialise in the management, storage and distribution of digital drawings, documents and images. With their technical expertise, solutions for all print and reprographics requirements can be provided by the group. The group has 4 branches, Manchester, Liverpool, Middleton and Warrington and an on-line purchasing and ordering facility. To find out about latest digital print, copy and scan systems or for advice on all your printing solutions, contact Entwistle Group on 0161 839 0661.

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