FSC and PEFC certified Paper

Since hygiene paper products is one of the biggest consumption of paper on the planet, we have made a commitment to only use FSC and PEFC certified paper for our range of toilet paper, hand towel and facial tissues supplied under our own brands of Puregiene and Enviroplus.

What is the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)?

So many things in our lives come from forests. FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home. So you can keep your life full of forest products while keeping our forests full of life.

Why are forests important?

Forests are good for us. They provide a great environment for hiking and other outdoor pursuits and are even proven to have therapeutic properties. Millions of indigenous people and countless species of plants and animals are wholly dependent on forests. Trees produce oxygen and in the process store carbon dioxide, meaning that forests are our planet’s best defence against climate change. Forests also provide many products that we use every day from timber for furniture and construction to paper for books and tissues and even foods and important medicines.

What’s the problem?

Forests are under threat and disappearing at an alarming rate. Deforestation accounts for more greenhouse gas emissions than the global transport sector. Finding a balanced way to both use and protect our forests has become critical.

How can FSC help?

FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world‘s forests. FSC has developed a system of forest certification and product labelling that enables people to identify responsibly sourced wood, paper and other forest products.

How can I help?

Choose FSC certified products whenever you can. Look out for the FSC labels on paper, timber and other forest products including cork, bamboo and natural latex. For unlabelled products, such as sawn timber, choose an FSC certified supplier.

How does it work?

FSC runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody. The certification process is carried out by independent organisations called certification bodies, which assess forest managers and forest products companies against FSC standards.