We are delighted to have been awarded PEFC Chain of Custody certification. We invested in this rigorous assessment process to demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable future for the world’s forests.
This certification provides assurances that Team fc procures 7030 packaging products from sustainable, legal and traceable sources
Chain of Custody certification is the process by which certified material can be traced from the forest to the end-user. It provides proof that the product, or product line, being sold is linked to legally managed and certified forests. Stringent PEFC standards track all timber products and wood fibre coming out of the forest to ensure that they originated in sustainably-managed forests. Chain of Custody documentation offers assurances that each stage of the supply chain has been monitored closely and audited according to independent, third-party verification. This unbroken link offers transparent proof that materials have been responsibly sourced.
Debra Woodyatt Director of Finance and Systems commented
“As a BRC ‘AA’ 100% compliant company our Systems and Quality control processes were invaluable throughout our audit process to attain accreditation. We continually review our systems and procedures to ensure they match the changes within our business as it continues to develop and evolve, we strive to continually improve the business and drive that improvement by continually reviewing our KPI’s analysing trends, gaps and inconsistencies. These principles were used to support our work to attain certification as we worked our way through the audit process. We are committed to sourcing from responsibly-managed forests and therefore proud to demonstrate our support for sustainable forest management by being able to provide our customers with assurances that the material used to make our products can be traced back to forests certified to a credible, international certification standard such as PEFC’s.”
We were delighted to receive the following quote from our Auditor:
“It was a pleasure to spend some time with the FC Cartons team and gain an understanding of their very interesting business, the company provide support to packaging, printing and carton companies within the UK. The company is BRC accredited with AA 100% compliant status, it has an established Integrated Quality System and is very process driven. The systems allowed for a very precise and compliant audit and we have pleasure in welcoming FC Cartons Limited to the PEFC (PEFC/16-33-2256)UK family.”
PEFC is the world’s largest international forest certification scheme, endorsing national forest certification schemes in 36 countries on four continents. With 264 million hectares under certification, the PEFC endorsement scheme has greatly increased availability of certified timber/paper available to companies who are firmly committed to the responsible sourcing of raw materials.