Three quarters of UK consumers believe it is important for the products they purchase to have been responsibly sourced.


55% of people in the UK recognise the FSC logo*.
69% would prefer to buy a product bearing the FSC logo, compared to one without*.
There has never been so much pressure on businesses to realign their green credentials, and in terms of your printed marketing communications the options and the processes involved can be overwhelming.
The term FSC and sustainable printing in our industry are well-known phrases.  We support many of our clients, like Bloom & Wild and Hellofresh, with this every day.  From responsibly sourced materials and packaging to printing with vegetable inks; we can advise on how your marketing print can be its absolute best to support your brand and your green credentials.


But what does FSC really mean and more importantly what’s the process involved in being able to put that green (non-rubber) stamp on your printed communications?


FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, a group that works to ensure that the materials used are sourced responsibly.  Each step in the chain (i.e. from forest to printer) must be traceable.


The intent of the FSC system is to eliminate the destruction of our habitat, water pollution, displacement of native people and violence against people and wildlife that can accompany logging.  Organisations like to align themselves with FSC to empower their green credentials for both environmental and marketing benefits. Increasingly, as do consumers.  And quite rightly so.


How does it work?
The FSC system includes a certified chain of custody that tracks the timber through every stage in the supply chain from the forest to the final user. This is monitored through the invoicing process and the final label on the product has a code that confirms that the item is genuinely FSC.
There are three types of FSC Label that can be issued to certified users and each would have a unique licence number – FSC 100%, FSC recycled and FSC Mix.


How can we help you?
All you need to do is tell us you want to use FSC materials and we will manage the entire FSC process on your behalf.  From paper supplies to the approved usage of the right FSC licenced logo.  We can also give you the latest advice and supply samples of the best FSC materials to use for your printed marketing communications.


And when it comes to budgets, we will obtain the most competitive prices from our own network of approved FSC print partners and ensure a quality job is delivered every time.


Being green is easy with PSE, for any queries around FSC and greener credentials please give us a call on 01905 795 700 or email us at
*Face-to face survey of 1102 UK adults (16 – 65+) conducted by TNS (Fieldwork 31/01/2018 – 04/02/2018)

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