What is FSC and do my customers care?
FSC® stands for ‘Forest Stewardship Council’, but it actually stands for so much more than that: it stands for Forests For All, Forever. The FSC® work to protect the world’s forests through ethical farming for future generations.
UK consumers show a clear preference for paper and cardboard packaging. However, if this packaging is not responsibly sourced and managed it can still have a detrimental effect on the environment. Research undertaken by YouGov found that 46% of Britons feel guilty about the amount of plastic they use and 82% are trying to reduce the amount they throw away. 50% of Britons also said that they would pay more for eco-friendly packaging. This study shows that consumers do care about the packaging and many brand owners are seeing the benefits of offering environmentally sourced products (while others are seeing boycotts of their products if they don’t meet the environmental standards being demanded by consumers).
FSC® is an independent certification system that ensures that materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing so you can be sure that you aren’t supporting damaging or destructive practices. Dairi-Pak hold FSC® certification so that you can be assured that our packaging is made from material from responsible, farmed sources. Your packaging can be branded with the FSC® logo to demonstrate your responsible approach to sustainable packaging sourcing.
FSC® studies have shown that 75% of people in the UK would prefer to choose a product bearing the FSC® logo compared to an identical product without one. Can you afford to have your product on a shelf next to your competitors and not demonstrate FSC® certification?
Specifying FSC®certified packaging can enhance your Corporate Social Responsibility policy and increase credibility with stakeholders, governments, employees and consumers. It has also been suggested that the government might introduce stricter rules and regulations for packaging – so why not get ahead of the game, keep your happy customers, and get in touch with us so we can talk about your sustainable packaging needs?
In addition to supporting FSC® certification, the raw material from CorrBoard UK, which we convert into boxes, pads and fitments at Shropshire factory, is carbon neutral. If you would like to add that to your conversation with your customers about your responsible approach to packaging, find out more here. If you'd like to have a chat about how we can support you and your business with sustainable and responsible cardboard packaging, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.