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Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certified Packaging

Showcase your environmental credentials by using FSC certified corrugated boxes / packaging

If you want to improve the sustainability of your packaging – and overall business – then switching to FSC Packaging manufactured by GWP can make a significant difference.

Doing so ensures that your ecommerce, transit, and retail packaging / POS, is created using corrugated cardboard material that can be traced back to well managed forests (and utilises recycled content too).

This can also be combined with a number of other strategies, including reduction in material use, minimising volume in transit (and therefore emissions) and aiding recyclability for end users (such as eliminating films, plastics etc.)

Please see below for the range of FSC certified packaging products available from GWP.

FSC Ecommerce Packaging

Full range of FSC ecom boxes for businesses selling online

With consumers demanding sustainable packaging solutions, make sure your business is using FSC certifed ecommerce packaging

FSC pizza style boxes

FSC Certified "Pizza Style" Boxes

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC postal book wraps

FSC Postal / Book Wraps

Postal packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Subscription box packaging

FSC Subscription Box Packaging

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Unboxing packaging ecommerce

FSC Unboxing Packaging

Ecommerce packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC custom ecommerce boxes

Custom FSC Ecommerce Boxes

Packaging material colours and print options (swatches)

Bespoke sizes, styles and features

FSC Postal Packaging & Mailers

FSC mailing boxes and postal packs to your exact size / specification

Switch to more sustainable postal packaging / FSC mailers without compromising protection for your goods

BDCM box FSC certified

BDCM Boxes (Retail Standard)

Postal packaging colour options

4 Standard Sizes
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BDC boxes FSC certified

BDC Cartons (Retail Standard)

Postal packaging colour options

3 Standard Sizes
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FSC long cardboard boxes

Long FSC Cardboard Boxes

PiP Box colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC custom mailing boxes

Custom FSC Mailing Boxes

Packaging material colours and print options (swatches)

Bespoke sizes, styles and features

FSC postal book wraps

Postal / Book Wraps (5 Panel)

PiP Box colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC large letter boxes

FSC Large Letter Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

353 x 250 x 25 mm
Max Size (L x W x D)

FSC small parcel boxes PIP

FSC Small Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

450 x 350 x 160 mm
Max Size (L x W x D)

FSC medium parcel boxes

FSC Medium Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

550 x 350 x 310 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

FSC large parcel boxes

FSC Large Parcel Boxes (PIP)

PiP Box colours

550 x 350 x 380 mm
Internal (L x W x D)

FSC Transit Packaging

Sustainable packaging that protects your products in transit

Regardless of your application or industry, your business can source FSC certified transit packaging that is sustainable and protects your products.

FSC corrugated cardboard cases

Corrugated FSC Cases (0201s)

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC die cut transit packaging

FSC Die Cut Boxes / Packaging

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC 5 panel wrap

5 Panel Wraps / Wraparounds

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC custom corrugated packaging

Custom FSC Transit Packaging

Transit packaging material colours

Fully Bespoke
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FSC Cardboard crash lock boxes

FSC Crash Lock Boxes

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
Various options

FSC cardboard produce trays

FSC Certified Cardboard Trays

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC Single walled cardboard box

Single Wall FSC Boxes

Custom Sizes
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FSC double wall cardboard boxes

Double Wall FSC Boxes

Custom Sizes
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FSC Pallet optimised boxes

Pallet Optimised Boxes

Custom Sizes
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FSC Pallet Boxes / Pallet Packs

Custom Sizes
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FSC Retail / Printed Packaging

Drive sales and enhanced brand perception with FSC retail packaging

Make sure your brands’ environmental credentials are front and centre using FSC printed  / retail packaging

FSC Printed packaging

FSC Product Packs
(full colour)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC branded boxes

Branded Boxes
(1 - 3 colour)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Shelf ready packaging

Shelf Ready Packaging (SRP)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Certified Point of Sale (POS)

Grab consumer attention in store and boost sales

It’s not just your corrugated packaging boxes that can be FSC certified – your point of sale stands and displays can be to!

FSC Cardboard free standing display unit

Free Standing Displays (FSDU)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Cardboard counter display units

Counter Display Units (CDU)

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Cardboard dump bins

Cardboard Dump Bins

Retail & POS colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC Packaging Inserts & Dividers

Wide range of FSC certified inserts, dividers and fittings

Alongside your outer packaging, you can also take advantage of FSC certified inserts, dividers and fittings to eliminate foams and other void fill

FSC Cardboard box dividers

FSC Cardboard Box Dividers

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

FSC fittings

Custom FSC Cardboard Fittings

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
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fsc void fill packaging

Paper Void Fill Packaging

Void Fill colours

Various Options
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FSC cardboard layer pads slip sheets

Layer Pads / Slip Sheets

Postal packaging colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC foam alternative

Foam Alternative (Corrispring)

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC Transit end caps

Corrugated End Caps / Protectors

Void Fill colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC Bottle Packaging

Sustainable packaging for breweries, distilleries and drinks producers

Take advantage of FSC certified, sustainable bottle packaging that does not compromise protection in transit

FSC cardboard bottle boxes with dividers

FSC Bottle Boxes With Dividers

Bottle box colour options

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

FSC cardboard bottle carrier

FSC Bottle Carrier / Gift Pack

Bottle carrier colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC custom postal boxes

Custom FSC Mailing Boxes

Packaging material colours and print options (swatches)

Bespoke sizes, styles and features

FSC single bottle postal box

Bottle Postal Boxes (Ecommerce)

Bottle box colour options

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

FSC bottle packaging dividers

Adjustable / Fixed Divider Sets

Cardboard packaging insert colours

Custom Sizes
Various Configurations

Specialist Corrugated

A range of unique, custom designed FSC cardboard products

Your business can benefit from so much more than just corrugated packaging! You can also source a wide selection of specialist FSC cardboard products from GWP

FSC corrugated cardboard spools

FSC Cardboard Spools

Spools colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC cardboard pallets

FSC Cardboard Pallets

Spools colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC cardboard recycling bin

FSC Recycling Bins (School / Office)

Eco bins colour options

Custom Sizes
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FSC cardboard picking bins

FSC Picking Bins / Pick Walls

Cardboard picking bin colours

Custom Sizes
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FSC archive boxes

FSC Archive Boxes

Transit packaging colours

Custom Sizes
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More info on FSC Packaging

How can using FSC certified packaging help your business?

As GWP are FSC certified (Chain of Custody Certificate No. C161914) it allows you to source FSC packaging products for your business.

But why should you do this?

The obvious answer is that it can significantly improve the sustainability of your packaging and, in turn, wider business.

FSC certified packaging uses material that can be traced back to sustainable forests managed by the Forest Stewardship Council, ensuring high levels of environmental conservation, promotion of reforesting, and helping to reduce illegal logging.

Besides this, the FSC also supports small holders and indigenous people in terms of protecting their environment, but also economically in providing training, safety equipment, decent wages and the right to join or form trade unions. Indigenous peoples are also ensured the right to use the forests as they did before.

Ultimately, with modern consumers demanding sustainable products (and with FSC certification being proof of your sustainable and environmentally considerate values), the positive impact on your business can be significant.

In fact, 3 out 5 consumers expect paper and cardboard packaging to be from sustainable sources.  75% of people living in the UK also indicate a preference for choosing a product bearing the FSC logo, compared to an otherwise identical one without.

So besides doing your part for the environment, using FSC packaging can also help towards improving sales, customer retention, and brand perception.

Other ways to make your packaging more sustainable

Besides using FSC certified corrugated boxes and packaging (which includes inserts, POS, and even specialist items such as cardboard spools), there are a number of other ways in which you can make your packaging more sustainable.

For example, by working with the award-winning design team at GWP, you can reduce the overall amount of material used in your packaging. The reduction in raw material requirements not only minimises environmental impact but can be implemented with no loss of protection for your items.

Using lighter material alongside custom sized packaging can also minimise weight and volume of your packaging in transit, not only reducing vehicle emissions but also saving you money too.

Clever engineering can also see materials such as foams, films and plastics being replaced with recyclable and biodegradable corrugated material. And it is even possible to aid recycling for end users, through use of printed instructions / logos (you can of course print FSC logos on packaging too) and eliminating mixed materials (such as foil lined boxes).

GWP are also able to provide you with a holistic view of your packaging. This could be, for example, where the use of a specific material – although not perceived as sustainable – will minimise environmental impact through reduced damage or multiple use (i.e. returnable packaging).

If you would like your packaging – including FSC certified boxes – to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly, then please speak with a GWP advisor today.

FSC Packaging Video

Key details on FSC products in under 2 minutes

Please see below for a brief video highlighting the environmental, social and economic benefits of FSC certified products (including corrugated packaging). Please note: This content is provided by WWF.

FSC Certified Packaging FAQs

Commonly asked questions regarding FSC packaging

Whilst it may seem like an overwhelmingly obvious choice to switch to FSC certified corrugated boxes, it Is not unusual to have a number of questions during this process.

The below section aims to cover the most commonly asked of these but, if you cannot find the specific information you require, then please get in touch. You can reach a packaging expert on 01793 754 444, or by emailing packaging@gwp.co.uk

What does FSC stand for?

FSC® is an acronym for Forest Stewardship Council®. FSC is a foundation that was started in 1993 (in Brazil) with the aim of countering deforestation in the Amazonian rainforest. It has since grown to become the worldwide standard for sustainable forestry, with more than 185 million hectares of forests now being FSC certified.

What is FSC certified packaging?

FSC certified packaging is corrugated and other paper-based boxes, inserts and POS that is manufactured using material (i.e. wood) that can be traced back to FSC managed forests. Often combined with recycled content, FSC Packaging is sustainable and less harmful to the environment.

What does the FSC do?

Besides ensuring sustainable management of forests (in terms of regulations, guidelines and verifying compliance with these practices) the FSC also work to protect wildlife and indigenous peoples who call the world’s forests their home.

What FSC certification does GWP hold?

GWP have achieved FSC Chain of Custody certification (License number FSC – C161914), which provides verification of our corrugated packaging back to “Well Managed Forests”, certified in accordance with the strict rules of the organisation.

What is a Chain of Custody?

The “chain of custody” (the certification that GWP holds) allows any material that is claimed to be FSC to be traced back to forest it originated from. Each link (i.e. between forest, processors, manufacturers and even retail outlets) will have their own certification, and is independently verified each year.

Can I print FSC on packaging that my business uses?

If you specify FSC approved packaging from GWP, then you are able to include printed logo and trademarks on your boxes (subject to FSC packaging logo guidelines and approvals).

Are there other ways I can promote having FSC packaging?

You are able to promote your use of FSC packaging in other ways, although to do so you will need to obtain an FSC promotional license (details here). This will allow you to use FSC branding on your website, printed literature and other advertising / promotional material.

Is FSC available on all packaging?

Virtually all of the corrugated cardboard GWP use in manufacture of your packaging is from FSC approved sources (although there may be a few specialist grades of material not currently certified). This means you can source ecommerce boxes, transit packaging, retail ready packs and even cardboard point of sale that is FSC certified.

Do FSC® certified products cost more?

As that vast majority of material GWP uses is FSC approved, there is typically no additional costs for using FSC approved packaging at your business.

Is FSC® different from other forest certification schemes?

Whilst there are numerous other forest certification schemes, none of these are as widely recognised or provide the same degree of environmental, social and economic standards as the FSC does. As such, FSC is the only scheme endorsed by major environmental charities (including WWF, Greenpeace, Woodland Trust etc.)

Are FSC boxes sustainable?

Whilst corrugated boxes are themselves inherently sustainable (typically using large amounts of recycled material), using FSC certified packaging ensures that any virgin fibres / material also comes from sustainable sources.

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Free quotes and advice on any bespoke FSC certified packaging

Whilst GWP have been FSC certified for approximately one year (achieving Chain of Custody certification in 2020), we have been using FSC approved material for many years previously.

This means that, should your business be looking to lessen your environmental impact, promote your sustainable values, and meet the demands of modern consumers, sourcing FSC packaging from GWP can have a significant impact.

Plus, regardless of the corrugated packaging you require – from printed ecommerce boxes through to heavy duty transit packaging – you can source a sustainable, fully FSC certified solution.

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