The report card of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe, environmentally sound workplace for our employees, communities and customers.
Commitment to Responsible Forestry Management
Supporting performance-based provisions for protecting forest ecosystem health,
conserving biodiversity, protecting soil and water resources, safeguarding areas of
significant ecological or cultural value, protecting the rights of indigenous peoples and
ensuring sustainable yields is consistent with LSC Communications' sustainability principles.
To that end, LSC Communications is committed to implementing, maintaining and offering our customers
raw material supply options that may include, but not be limited to, chain-of-custody
certifications by the Forest Stewardship Council® (C132124), Sustainable Forestry Initiative®, and Programme
for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes.
To learn more, check out our complete list of Environmental, Safety and Quality Registrations below:
Forest Stewardship Council
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international not-for-profit organization that seeks to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. FSC developed the first independent labeling system for forest products. The Chain of Custody (CoC) process is defined by the FSC as "the path taken by raw materials harvested from an FSC certified source through processing, manufacturing, distribution, and printing until it is a final product ready for sale to the end consumer." COC certification allows companies that manufacture and market forest products to label them with the FSC brand consistent with FSC policies. This allows consumers to identify products that provide an assurance of social and environmental responsibility on the part of the producer. The FSC system requires that material be tracked from the certified source through the CoC.
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
The SFI Program is a certification process developed for participants who practice responsible forestry on the lands they manage. The SFI program is based on the premise that responsible environmental behavior and sound business decisions can co-exist.
LSC Communications' multi-site SFI chain of custody certification means that LSC Communications can offer its customers the choice to use SFI certified paper(s) and display the SFI logo on their finished product, demonstrating that they support responsible practices that play a critical role in ensuring the long term health of our forests.
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
PEFC endorses the SFI program as meeting its requirements for national forest certification schemes, therefore allowing organizations that have achieved SFI Chain of Custody certification to also use the PEFC logo.
PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded in 1999, which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification.
The International Standards Organization 14001 certification is designed to provide a tool to allow a site to control the environmental impact of its activities, products or services, and to continuously improve its environmental performance. This distinction means this site has exemplary environmental, health and safety programs.
Voluntary Protection Program
VPP stands for Voluntary Protection Program. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1982, the program recognizes companies with outstanding health and safety programs. The VPP process is performance-based and uses a cooperative, action-oriented approach. This allows managers, employees and OSHA to work together to minimize workplace hazards and reduce injuries and illnesses.
The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) 18001 is earned by sites that have implemented safety and health management systems to make safety more efficient and integrated into overall business operations.
*SASST = Sistema de Administración de la Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo, the Mexican Labor Secretariat (STPS) certification for accreditation of the management system and security in the workplace.
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The International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001 certification is designed to assist organizations, of all types and sizes, to implement and operate an effective Quality Management System, where an organization needs to demonstrate its ability to provide products that fulfill customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction. LSC Communications sites use ISO 9001 as the basis for continual improvement initiatives related to the quality of Products and Services.