At Loxleys we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and we are committed to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance. We have invested heavily to achieve FSC Chain of Custody certification and to attain the ISO14001 environmental standard.
Our accreditations demonstrate that all who work at Loxleys are committed to the care of the environment and to the prevention of pollution whilst systems have been put in place to minimise waste, promote recycling, reduce energy consumption, reduce harmful emissions and where possible to work with suppliers who have sound environmental policies.
Loxleys also offer a range of FSC certified boards for use in greeting card manufacture.
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is part of an international organisation bringing together forest owners, timber processors, and wood product manufacturers and users to ensure long term timber supplies while protecting the environment and the lives of forest-dependent peoples. More than 100 million hectares of forest are now managed to FSC® standards in some 79 countries around the world. For more information about FSC®, visit the website here.
FSC Chain of Custody is the means by which a timber product, such as a greeting card, can be traced back to a particular forest; By using an FSC certified printer such as Loxleys, if an FSC certified board is used the cards can be printed with an FSC logo promoting the fact that the product is produced using material from an FSC certified source.
ISO 14001 accreditation
The ISO 14001 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds looking to manage their environmental responsibilities.
ISO 14001 focus on environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labeling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change. For more information about ISO 14001, visit the website here.
Loxleys Paper Sourcing Policy (2016)
Loxleys are actively working towards ensuring that all the board and paper that we purchase is sourced from well-managed forests which have been certified to credible certification standards.
As such we aim to ensure 100% of our products will be sourced from FSC certified sources by the end of 2016.
We will publish an update on our website to demonstrate how we are working towards this commitment. To find out more about our progress of improvements already made and our future environmental objectives please download a copy of Loxleys Environmental Newsletter here.
For further information please download Loxleys Environmental Policy here.