3/27/07 -- Polestar Petty has become the third site within Polestar to achieve Chain of Custody Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the second to gain Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), following its fellow Leeds-based company Polestar Direct, which was accredited with both FSC and PEFC in December 2006. Polestar Sheffield was awarded FSC status in January.
Polestar Petty Managing Director Chris Bowen says: "Our high standards of paper handling through the existing ISO9001 Quality standards have enabled us to achieve this accreditation, and we are delighted. The number of customers wishing for their products to be printed on FSC or PEFC paper is increasing as they become more aware of the need to protect the environment. This accreditation enables Polestar Petty to meet these requirements."
He continues: "This is formal recognition that Polestar Petty is applying the necessary processes and controls to meet our customers’ demands for the environmental management of paper from forest to finished product."
Radio Times, which is printed at Polestar Petty, has carried the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) logo since 2004 – certifying that the timber used to make the paper on which the magazine is printed, comes from well-managed forests. Of Polestar Petty’s certifications, BBC Magazines Procurement and Deputy Production Director David Halford says: "We congratulate Polestar Petty on their FSC accreditation. It is an excellent testimony to their hard work but it also reflects the support the company has given our own environmental policy for a number of years. Well done to all involved."
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