Focus on Labels and certifications

logo_ecolabel_lgEU Ecolabel

The EU Ecolabel helps consumers to identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact throughout their life cycle, from the extraction of raw material through to production, use and disposal.

logo_fsc_lgFSC ®

Forest Stewardship Council = international, non-profit organisation which encourages the practice of responsible forestry worldwide through an independent forest certification and product labelling system. Many of our products hold the FSC® Recycled certification. This guarantees the source products we use come from 100% recycled materials that are at least 85% post-consumer. Meaning they are produced from paper which has been used by the consumer, collected, sorted and recycled through an industrial process.


 

PEFC™

Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification  = The PEFC Council is an international organization which promotes the sustainable management of forests through the forest certification and the labelling of products with wood.

logo_blueangel_lgBlue Angel

This eco-label endorsed by the German Ministry for the Environment is designed as a response to the issues of both environmental protection and consumer protection. It requires the use of recycled fibres 100% post-consumer and prohibits the use of optical brightening agents.


 

HP Indigo

Papers are certified for digital printing on HP Indigo presses.

logo_afaq_9001_lgISO 9001

International Quality Management Standard


 

logo_afaq_14001_lgISO 14001

International Environmental Management Standard. Based on the principle of continual improvement, it aims to identify, verify and reduce a business’s environmental impact.

logo_afaq_50001_lgISO 50001

Supports organizations in all sectors to use energy more efficiently, through the development of an energy management system (EnMS).


 

logo_afaq_18001_lgOHSAS 18001

International occupational health and safety management system specification.

logo_elemental_chlorine_freeElemental Chlorine Free (ECF)

Elemental Chlorine Free is a technique that uses chlorine dioxide for the bleaching of wood pulp. It does not use elemental chlorine gas during the bleaching process and prevents the formation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, carcinogens.


 

logo_process_chlorine_freeProcess Chlorine Free

Paper is manufactured without the use of chlorine. Our recycled papers are Process Chorine Free (PCF) rather than Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) or Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) as we cannot guarantee that the paper we are recycling did not contain chlorine.

logo_din6738Archive suitable (DIN 6738)

Guarantees the longevity of the paper for archiving (for recycled papers).


 

logo_iso_9706ISO 9706

International standard for archive papers (for non-recycled papers).

logo_food_contact_approvedFood Contact  Approved (ISEGA)

Papers approved to come into contact with foods.


 

logo_heavy_metal_absenceHeavy Metal Absence

Papers do not contain heavy metals.