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On average, 52% of the JUST water package’s weight is made up of paperboard. By using wood fibers as our main raw material, we minimize the need for materials made from fossil fuels (Coal, Petroleum, Natural gas).
It is critical to understand the origin of the wood-based products, whether the wood is derived from known and legal sources and lastly, the sustainability of that source.
To that end, our materials are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® – a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.
The FSC guarantees that the wood based products purchased come from responsible healthy, forests, and strong communities.
The certification system operated by the Forest Stewardship Council is intended to help conserve the world’s forests by certifying responsible forest management (from the economic, environmental, and social viewpoints) and by awarding the FSC label to timber and forest products resulting from such responsible forest management.
The FSC certification ensures JUST water paper chain of custody, that wood fibers can be traced throughout every stage of the supply chain. The paper timber is monitored from its point of origin, to responsible harvesting, and back to replanting. This maintains the ecology, integrity and longevity of the forests used. It is based on ten principles that all FSC members adhere to as listed below.
Forest Management shall respect all applicable laws of the country in which they occur, and international treaties and agreements to which the country is a signatory, and comply with all FSC Principles and Criteria.
Long-term tenure and use rights to the land and forest resources shall be clearly defined, documented and legally established.
The legal and customary rights of indigenous peoples to own, use and manage their lands, territories, and resources shall be recognized and respected.
Forest management operations shall maintain or enhance the long-term social and economic well being of forest workers and local communities.
Forest management operations shall encourage the efficient use of the forest’s multiple products and services to ensure economic viability and a wide range of environmental and social benefits.
Forest management operations shall conserve biological diversity and its associated values, water resources, soils and unique and fragile ecosystems and landscapes, and by so doing, maintain the ecological functions and the integrity of the forest.
A management plan – appropriate to the scale and intensity of the operations – shall be written, implemented, and kept up to date. The long-term objectives of management, and the means of achieving them, shall be clearly stated.
Monitoring shall be conducted – appropriate to the scale and intensity of forest management – to assess the condition of the forest, yields of forest products, chain of custody, management activities and their social and environmental impacts.
Through our packaging partner TetraPak, we work with The Rainforest Alliance as an independent verifier of their Chain of Custody. The Rainforest Alliance is an international NGO that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land use, business practices and consumer behavior.