From March 2018 DBC Paper adds a new environmental certification, PEFC, to guarantee the care and scrupulousness with which our suppliers are selected.
To the logo FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) was joined by that of Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (in fact, PEFC), to testify how the excellence of a product (and a service) cannot leave out any aspect. Including ecological themes.
WHAT IS PEFC CERTIFICATION
Being PEFC certified means subjecting your methodologies and your products to a verification procedure by an independent body.
The PEFC certificate certifies that these methods and these products meet all the requisites required in terms of correct forest management.
Combining the PEFC certification with that - already present - of the FSC means extending one's attention to all production areas not included in the protection of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), such as small forest plots.
Being PEFC certified means declaring to the market that you comply with a series of agreements, criteria and indicators:
- the Ministerial Conferences for the protection of forests in Europe (Helsinki 1993, Lisbon 1998);
- the application of the provisions on forest protection;
- audits and certification entrusted to an independent and accredited third party.
In simple terms PEFC guarantees, thanks to the Chain of Custody Certification, that the woody raw material for paper and wood products comes from correctly managed forests: biodiversity and the various animal and plant species of the forests are respected, the hydrogeological stability of the areas is kept under control, the origin of raw materials is certified, the cutting and reforestation of forest areas are balanced, operators in the sector see their health and rights protected.
AN (ALSO) ECONOMIC VALUE
In an era marked by increasing awareness on the subject of respect for the environment, the FSC and PEFC certifications represent an added value of DBC products: it was found that there are scenarios in which consumers give their preference to ecological and eco-sustainable products.
The certification therefore opens up some segments of the market that are particularly sensitive to respect for the environment and the protection of nature: the value of a certification, therefore, is not only ethical, but is also quantifiable, by virtue of its value as purchase catalyst within outlined marketing strategies.