Whisper takes sustainability seriously, and our paper range reflects that. We’re super proud that 99% of the products in our standard range are FSC Certified.
Whisper offers the standard FSC range as an affordable, responsible base product.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international NGO aimed at ensuring forests are responsibly managed. They do so by setting a global standard, which is governed by 10 core principles. This standard is devised with the help of world-respected FSC members like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Greenpeace.
Virgin paper will always be required, as paper can only be recycled a finite number of times. So it’s important that forests are protected to provide sustainable virgin material.
Trees used are either replanted, or allowed to regenerate naturally.
Harvesting methods ensure habitats and the future growth of the forest is maintained.
Certain parts of forests are protected entirely.
FSC uses a system of inspecting and tracking timber and pulp right through the chain.
Hazardous chemicals are prohibited.
Rights of indigenous people are protected, including certain sacred sites and trees.
Forest owners must employ local workers and provide all necessary training, safety equipment, and a fair wage.
All relevant laws must be respected.
ALTHOUGH VIRGIN TREES ARE USED, WHISPER FSC ELIMINATES DEFORESTATION, FOREST DEGRADATION & ILLEGAL LOGGING.
BARK DISCARDED FROM TREES DURING PAPER PROCESSING, CAN BE SOLD FOR A VARIETY OF USES AND LIMITS WASTAGE.
VIRGIN FIBRE DOESN’T REQUIRE HEAVY BLEACHING/DE-INKING LIKE RECYCLED PAPER.
TO NON-CERTIFIED & RECYCLED PAPER OPTIONS.
Carbon footprint of using paper is offset by re-planting.
FSC CERTIFICATION PREVENTS DAMAGE TO BUSINESS REPUTATION FROM TRADE IN ILLEGALLY HARVESTED TIMBER AND PRODUCTS.
Whisper understands it’s not always viable to take one giant leap into totally greenifying your entire product range or systems. So we created a tiered attack, starting with our standard FSC range as an affordable, responsible base product. For those that want to really up the anti, Whisper has options for recycled and totally guilt-free paper products.
Talk to us about your requirements and budget. We’ll work with you to design a plan that will set you on the right track for your business.