Divisional Policies

ZM FSC Policy

Zenith Media FSC® Policy

Zenith Media are experienced lithographic and digital printers based in Pontypool, South Wales. The company was established in 1993 and currently employs over 100 staff. The company specialises in the efficient turnaround of high quality printed materials including but not limited to business cards, leaflets, brochures, magazines, books and folders. 

The Company’s long-term intention is that the timber and paper used in the materials that we purchase will be sourced from well-managed certified forests and where possible we will source materials with the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC C010353) chain of custody certification. 

All FSC® printed materials with a valid chain of custody will be clearly identified with a materials identification label in line with the requirements of the certification scheme. 

To ensure all ZM employees are aware of the FSC standard requirements, they will be given an FSC overview at induction, refresher overviews or changes to working systems will be communicated via briefings. 

In addition to FSC induction and briefings, employees with direct responsibility for receipt inspection, pallet labelling, despatch, paperwork and logo approval of FSC products will be issued with a copy of the FSC Chain of Custody Procedure to guide them on the requirements of the standard. 

Suppliers must be able to provide evidence that the materials they supply are from responsible sources. 

Any materials supplied as FSC certified will only be accepted as such if accompanied by an invoice which confirms the FSC status of the materials. 

To ensure validity, Zenith Media will hold on file, a copy of each Supplier’s current FSC certificate and will periodically verify their status with the FSC database. 

Materials from other certified sources will only be accepted by Zenith Media if it is not possible to source FSC certified materials. 

Any such materials must follow the same chain of custody rules as the FSC. 

Our FSC System has been assessed and is certificated against the requirements of FSC STD-40-004 (Version 3.0) EN and FSC-STD-50-001 (Version 2.0) EN and is subject to surveillance by an external certification body. 

This policy is reviewed at least annually to ensure it is accurate and in line with the company’s processes, targets and objectives. This policy is available to all interested parties on request. 

Mark Partridge
Operations Director