In 2005, Elegance proudly obtained the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC™)* Chain-of-Custody (COC) Certification, which is one of the first batch printing service provider to obtain such recognition.
FSC™ certification is an international recognition that is reputed to have the most stringent standards in forest certification. The COC Certification entails a complete inspection of the entire production chain of forest products, including any printed materials on paper. While the COC Certification attests our long-standing commitment to sound forest protection practices and our dedication to leading the way on responsible forest management, it gives our FSC™ customers the ability to carry the FSC™ “checkmark and tree” logo on their publications as a means to demonstrate to the public their commitment to environmental concerns and the conservation of the world’s forests.
While the COC Certification attests our dedication to leading the way on responsible forest management, it gives our customers the ability to ensure that their printing assignments truly originate from well-managed forests.
* Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1993 to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world’s forests through independent forest management certification and marketplace labeling of certified forest products.