The spread of environmental toxins risks becoming a rapidly growing problem for us and for future generations, if we do not ask for a poison-free society.
The Nordic eco label sets tough demands on harmful chemicals. The goal is to create a living that is good for both the environment and human health.Our society causes various toxic pollutants released into the environment in several ways. Chemicals are spread through the production of food, clothing electronics, toys and many more of the things we use in our everyday life. Direct emissions from drains, chimneys or accidents are often relatively easy to fix. The fugitive emissions, however, may be more difficult to access. They come from products throughout their life span, both when used and even when they are disposed of – if not collected so they can be reused.
ISO certification certifies that a management system, manufacturing process, service, or documentation procedure has all the requirements forstandardization and quality assurance. ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) is anindependent, non-governmental, international organization that developsstandards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services,and systems.
ISO certifications exist in many areas of industry, and NPA Nordiskt PapperAB is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. ISO9001 is the title of an ISO standard that outlines therequirements an organization must maintain in its quality system. ISO14001 is standards related to environmental management.
FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council and is an independentinternational member organization that works for environmentally-friendly,social responsibility and economically viable use of the world's forests,through its FSC certification system.
Certified companies comply with FSC's rules (standards) for forestry andtraceability. Those who follow the rules may notice their products with the FSCbrand. The FSC brand allows consumers and businesses to choose wood productsthat come from responsible forestry, that is, forestry that takes into accountpeople and the environment.
An environmental declaration document provides information on the paper's unique characteristics: the product's ingredients, energy consumption, emissions to air and water and waste management. The documentation is direct product related and contains detailed and transparent information and facts.
Procurement often sets very high standards of the documentation; we have therefore developed a detailed document that will help you. Above you can see examples of an environmental declaration papers as well as a specification of a municipality in Sweden.