The development of sustainable forests is the aim of the global chain of custody programme and ArtSystems is a member of the two key ones, the Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC ®) and the Program for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC ™) both ensure responsible stewardship of forests and the products that they produce. ArtSystems fully supports and adheres to the
FSC ® and PEFC ™ standards and is unique in being the only wide format trade distributor in the UK that has certification.

ArtSystems commitment to the distribution of FSC & PEFC Certified Media

Chain of Custody Certification

Chain of Custody Certified Media for Large Format PrintersIllegal logging is causing the destruction of vast tracts of the world's precious forests and the fragile eco-systems and natural habitat they support. To help end this illegal activity, globally supported organisations such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC ®) and schemes like the Programme for the Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC ™) have been created to provide responsible stewardship of the world's forests.

Naturally ArtSystems fully supports and adheres to the FSC ® and PEFC ™ which are part of our Chain of Custody.

Chain of custody - certified product policy purpose

As part of ArtSystems integrated management system, our certification by the FSC and PEFC ensures that any product that is purchased, stored and sold by ArtSystems originates from certified and sustainable forests..

Certified forestry products policy

ArtSystems recognizes that forest management is environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial when products from an independently certified forestry source are used. This policy recognizes the responsibility our company has, as a consumer of forest products to take all reasonable steps to have a neutral or positive effect upon the world's forests where ever possible.

Statement from the ArtSystems management team

All paper and board products sourced on behalf of our customers who specify that it must come from sustainable sources, will be purchased from either a FSC ® or PEFC ™ certified supplier. The ArtSystems management team give their full commitment to the implementation and maintenance of Chain of Custody requirements in accordance with the PEFC ® and FSC ™ standards.

Steve Hawker - Managing Director

ArtSystems chain of custody - material category table

FSC certified product output claims on sales related documents will default to FSC MIX and not display a content percentage.

Product Group Goods may use these material category claims as inputs   Control system Material claims to be applied on sales related documents
FSC: P2 Paper, P3 Paperboard FSC 100%   Transfer System FSC 100%
PEFC: 07000 Paper & paperboard
07600 PrintedMatter
PEFC - Certified Physical Separation Method PEFC - Certified
PEFC - Recycled PEFC - Recycled

ArtSystems Chain of Custody – FSC ® and PEFC ™ use license codes

ArtSystems operates a Chain of Custody system with the scope of purchase, sales and distribution of FSC ® and PEFC ™ approved media’s. We adhere to the principles of responsible forest management as defined by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes. All certified products sold by ArtSystems are labelled according to official guidelines where we have determined on-product logos to be appropriate.

FSC ® and PEFC ™ claim logos

PEFC Certification LogoFSC Certification Logo

FSC ® and PEFC ™ certificates

View our FSC Certificate View our PEFC Certificate