Zenith Print & Packaging FSC Policy
ZPP’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 ZPP will source materials with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) chain of custody certification.
All FSC printed materials with a valid chain of custody will be clearly labelled with a materials identification label in line with the requirements of the certification scheme.
To ensure all ZPP 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 FSC 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, ZPP 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 ZPP if it is not possible to source FSC certified materials.
Any such materials will follow the same chain of custody rules as the FSC.
Date: 13th June 2018