OSU Printing and Mailing has begun the process of becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody Certified! Upon completion of work to implement the FSC rules and procedures within the organization, they will be able to provide FSC Certified printed materials 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.
Established as a response to 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.
According to Ari Grossman-Naples, Associate Director of Printing and Mailing, “This program will blend well with the many other outstanding efforts and programs that promote sustainability within Oregon State University.” For more information, see the Life@OSU article.