There are many short-term and long-term benefits to ensuring the conscientious use of our shared natural resources. We are committed to this cause as evidenced by our support of, and certification from, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The Council promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. The initiatives of the FSC seek to meet the needs for forest products and and forest sustainability for future generations.
The Forest Stewardship Council holds many principles and crieteria upon which it operates. For example, the FSC respects and upholds all applicable laws. But, they also go well beyond the regulated standards. The Council seeks to ensure the long-term use of the land and forest resources through clearly defined, documented and legally established parameters. Its protections include the use of forests to ensure environmental and social benefits, conservation of biological diversity and its associated values, water resources, soils, and unique and fragile ecosystems and landscapes, and the maintenance of ecological functions and the integrity of the forest. The Council ensures appropriate monitoring of the condition of the forests, yields of them, and chain of custody. The Council also oversees plantations that promote the restoration of forests.
We are proud of our certification in accordance with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Standards. Our certification status is a symbol of our commitment to eco-friendly printing, responsible forest management, and protecting the environment.
We are also delighted to now offer an FSC-certified 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper for our business card printing.
We are proud to announce that ALL of our standard papers are now FSC-certified recycled papers that are elemental chlorine-free and contain a minimum of 10% post-consumer waste. We are committed to doing our part to help our customers protect the environment!
Using FSC-certified paper ensures that your printed items were manufactured using materials that were sourced from responsibly managed forests that meet strigent environmental and socioeconomic standards.
When you buy printing, your choice of paper has significant environmental implications, including the preservation of trees and forests, climate change, air and water pollution, and energy efficiency. When you buy printing from Conquest Graphics, you can rest assured that your project will be printed on paper that was sourced responsibly, because all of our house papers are FSC-certified, elemental chlorine-free, and contain at least 10% post-consumer waste. We even have 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper options for selected products. Conquest Graphics helps our customers do their part to minimize their impact on our environment.
FSC® CoC certification provides documentation regarding the production of FSC-certified products. Chain-of-Custody certifies the movement of materials from the forest to the end-user, including all successive operations of harvesting, processing, manufacturing, and distribution of forest-sourced products. We have attained FSC CoC certification in conjunction with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody standards. Founded in Germany in 1993, the FSC is an international body that helps promote and ensure responsible forestry practices. By virtue of our FSC certification, we are able to document our roles and responsibilities in the "Chain of Custody" which allows paper to be traced from printed product all the way back to the responsibly-managed forests from which raw materials were sourced.
What this means to our customers is that Conquest Graphics has the ability to manufacture printed products that are in compliance with FSC CoC standards and guidelines. It is our promise to you that we are doing our part to support responsible management of forests, and to help promote positive environmental stewardship. Printing companies like Conquest Graphics that have been independently verified for FSC CoC certification are eligible to label their products with the FSC logo. That means we have the ability to manufacture printed products that comply with FSC CoC standards; however, we also manufacture some printed products that do not comply with FSC CoC standards. That way, we can give our customers the choices they need to make the best decisions about their marketing goals.
Being an FSC CoC certified company also allows us to promote our use of FSC-certified papers. At Conquest Graphics, all of our house papers are FSC-certified, elemental chlorine-free, and contain at least 10% post-consumer waste. Post-consumer waste is paper that has gone to the consumer, and was returned back to the manufacturing process through paper recycling.
Using FSC-certified papers, and/or printing the FSC logo on your printed pieces demonstrates to your customers, prospects, and other end-users that you care about environmental and social issues, and your commitment to doing your part to promote environmental stewardship around the world.
In fact, survey data provided by the FSC indicates that over 80% of consumers have a favorable opinion of businesses that support environmental causes, and that an increasing number of businesses prefer to purchase environmentally certified products.
1. If you are interested in printing a project labeled with the FSC logo, please contact us at 1-800-707-9903, or by email at customerservice@ConquestGraphics.com.
2. Tell one of our experienced, in-plant customer service professionals that you are interested in printing a project with the FSC logo on it.
3. When you are designing or laying out your project, be sure to leave space for the FSC logo and the accompanying information, such as the printer’s certification number. Our prepress professionals will place the appropriate FSC logo and related information into your file. We will then provide you with an electronic or contract proof. At the same time, we will submit your file to our certification partner for logo approval. This approval process generally takes one business day or less to complete. Upon your approval of your proof, and the approval of our certifier, we will proceed with your project, subject to our turnaround policy.
4. Upon completion of your project, it will be packaged and labeled as FSC-certified
Companies that have been independently certified as FSC CoC-compliant have undergone a rigorous, time-intensive process to ensure the integrity of responibly sourced forest materials from harvest through the final manufacturing process. This certification process was supervised by an independent, third-party certification organization, and printing companies must be re-certified via an on-site audit every two years to maintain their compliance.
Don’t be fooled by other online printing companies that claim to be green, or promote their use of FSC-certified papers, but are not actually FSC CoC-certified! Look for the FSC CoC certification number. Our certification number is SCS-COC-002504. If an online printing company makes FSC claims, or talks about how they use FSC paper, but doesn’t display their certification number, don’t fall into their “green-washing” trap. Be sure to use a company that has actually been certified, and uses other eco-friendly printing methods like Conquest Graphics.
Please visit our Green Printing page to see all of the different ways we are minimizing our environmental impact.
We have been certified by Scientific Certification Systems, a global leader in independent certification of environmental claims. Visit www.scscertified.com for more information. Our certification number is: SCS-COC-002504.