Acquiring the Forestry Stewardship Council’s certification has been an essential part of our evolution as a business. The FSC certification confirms that the paper used for making our carton comes from responsibly managed forests. The FSC prevents unethical wood harvesting and organises forest management so that the surrounding environment and societies are not negatively impacted.
Sustainable packaging is our mission
Cardboard sheets and carton products are made from kraft paper, which is made from wood pulp. It is therefore essential to know from where the timber that is used in this process comes. At Dakri Cartons, creating sustainable carton packaging is part of our mission. We aim to provide businesses and consumers with carton products that have minimal impact on the well-being of our environment. We obtained our FSC Certification in December 2020 to stay attuned to our vision of engaging in sustainable business practices.
FSC Certification makes us more competitive
Having FSC certified packaging gives a competitive edge to businesses in any industry. Modern consumers are better informed about the harmful effects of unsustainable packaging on the environment. Two recent and distinct studies by SmartestEnergy and PwC, respectively, have highlighted that consumers are more likely to be loyal to eco-friendly brands. So, where does this leave us at Dakri Cartons? Being in business with international players in various industries, it was important for us to elevate our standards of operation. The FSC certification paired with our ISO 9001 certification enables us to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to local competition. By operating according to best international practices, we get to create a positive effect on the market and our industry, be it locally or within the Indian Ocean region.
Forest management is essential
Adequate management of forests enables their long-term viability while increasing the forests’ economic potential. It prevents irreversible deforestation, which has negative social and environmental impacts. One of the principles of the FSC, for instance, is that forest stewards must identify and uphold any rights of ownership that indigenous people have on a particular forested area.