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Paper and Stationery Products

Standards
  • Status:
    Current
  • Issue Date:
    January 9, 2015

The standard aims at promoting:

  • The application of sustainable management principles in order to safeguard forests and other areas used to obtain fibre raw materials. It is important that operations are managed in a way that minimises disturbance of natural ecosystems and conserves biodiversity. Third party certification is a useful tool to verify sustainable forest management.
  • The reduction of emissions to air and water of certain toxic or otherwise polluting substances (e.g. oxygen depleting substances, halogenated organics, phosphorus, sulphurous and nitrogen compounds).
  • The reduction of environmental damage or risks related to the use of energy (global warming, acidification, ozone depletion, depletion of non-renewable resources) by reducing energy usage and encouraging energy from renewable resources.
  • The reduction of environmental damage or risks related to the use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Improved waste management as considerable quantities of waste may be generated between the raw material stage and the completed paper product.

Comparison between current and previous standard

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