The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council®) aims to encourage forestry operations that are environmentally friendly, socially responsible and financially sustainable. Sustainable forestry ensures that the felling of trees maintains the biological diversity, productivity and ecological processes of the forest. At the same time, the forestry operation must be carried out in such a way as to give the local and native population the opportunity of benefiting from the forest. The forestry operations must ensure a financial profit, but this consideration must not overshadow the consideration for nature and people.
The FSC label ensures that the materials consumption for the printed matter contributes to well-managed and environmentally friendly forestry operations.
Stibo Graphic's heatset printing facilities were FSC-certified in 2000 as the world's first heatset facility.