On Thursday 7 November we won something fabulous! The award for ‘Responsible Procurement’ at the Forest Stewardship Council 7th Annual Excellence Awards. The Responsible Procurement Award is for companies who demonstrate commitment to acquiring FSC products such as office papers, print services and furniture throughout their organisation as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. We were also a finalist for the ‘Print Services’ award.
The ceremony was attended by printers, corporates, government, retail brands, timber and forestry companies among others. It was lovely to be acknowledged for our FSC efforts as we continue to help promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests. Did you know that we were one of the first companies in Australia to be certified and over 85% of our stocks are now FSC certified? Ideally we are working towards stocking 100% FSC certified stocks. If you are interested in taking care of the forest too, you can visit the FSC website or our website.
FSC is an international, non-profit organisation founded in 1993 by environmentalists, social interest groups, responsible retailers and leading forest companies to develop standards to manage and protect the health of our forests. And as we are in the paper business, it is absolutely imperative our paper comes from responsibly managed forests and that we do our bit for the environment.