The LEGO Group has set an ambitious target. From 2015 all the paper used by the company will be FSC certified.
FSC is an international organisation which guarantees that paper comes from forests where no more logging is carried on than the forest can manage to replenish. At the same time FSC certification guarantees that animal and plant life in the forests are protected, and that the people who work in the forest receive training, safety equipment and a decent wage.
The LEGO Group will introduce its first supplies of FSC‑certified paper in 2012 with more and more of the 85,000 tons of paper it uses every year being replaced by FSC material. The target will apply to all printed material, packaging, etc. – including boxes, building instructions, brochures and in‑store materials. At the same time, the LEGO Group will impose the same requirement to use FSC‑certified paper on its licensed partners.
“FSC is the most widely recognised initiative in the battle against deforestation. One of the founders of FSC is Greenpeace – and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) recommends FSC. Even critics of FSC acknowledge that FSC is the best certification option,” says Jes Faltum, director, LEGO Sustainability Development.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an international, non‑governmental, not‑for‑profit certification scheme for timber and paper. FSC neither manufactures nor sells products. The certification scheme guarantees that no more trees will be felled than the forest can manage to replenish. Animals and plant life are protected, and forestry employees receive training, safety equipment and a living wage.
You can read more about the FSC here: www.fsc.org