Ari Grossman-Naples, Associate Director of OSU Printing and Mailing Services announced that his facility has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certified. Upon completion of the work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, they will be able to provide FSC Certified printed matter to any customer desiring their order to carry the certification mark. In addition to the FSC mark, customers will also be offered the option to add the Rainforest Alliance mark to their FSC Certified jobs. OSU Printing and Mailing Services is working with the Printers Green Resource LLC InGreen Program to complete the work necessary and expects to be fully certified by the end of April.
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.
“We are very pleased to be taking this step toward providing our customers with such a dynamic and credible certification scheme,” Grossman-Naples said. “FSC Certification is the gold standard of programs designed to promote total transparency in the use of sustainable materials and their processing within the paper and printing industries. This program will blend well with the many other outstanding efforts and programs that promote sustainability within Oregon State University.”