Labels and certifications

Different certifications exist throughout the paper industry; including mill certifications, product certifications and self-assessments.

Mill certification



International Standard Organisation

Forest Stewardship Council

International frame of references which describes organisational requirements for the implementation in the company of management system for Quality (ISO 9001), Environment (ISO 14001) and Health and Safety; all are based on the principle of constant improvement.

FSC Chain of Custody certification tracks the FSC certified material through the production processes, from the source all the way to the end-use.

Logo ISO 14001 AFAQ Logo ISO 14001 AFAQLogo OHSAS 18001 AFAQAFAQ ISO 50001

Logo ISO 9001 - ISO 14001 - OHSAS 18001 Bureau Veritas

Logo FSC

Product certification

Official ecological labels aim to certify only the most environment-friendly products, while guaranteeing performances identical to those of similar products. Labels are awarded only after stringent audits carried out by independent organisations.

European Ecolabel

Blue Angel

10% of fibres coming from well managed forests - emissions in water and air

100% recycled fibres

Energy consumption

Without optical brightening agents

Absence of dangerous chemical substances

Absence of dangerous chemical substances

Waste management



Labels certified by professional associations of production or distribution sectors, on the basis of self-assessment made by the applicant.




National Association of Paper Merchants (UK)

Association of Producers and Users of Recycled paper board (France).

Label used on products to communicate the recycled amount (often with percentage amount inside).