Growing trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere at a rate of 1 tonne for every m3 of growth and convert it into carbohydrates through photosynthesis, while releasing the oxygen we breathe. The CO2 is locked away for the tree's life and the life of the timber and paper products coming from the tree.
The best way to use forests is as a carbon sink by harvesting the timber and converting it into products (which continue to store the carbon) while replanting more trees than before.
At Champion we take our environmental responsibilities seriously and are careful to verify that our sources meet the highest standards.
We use rigorous verification systems to monitor our supplies. We have Environmental Chain of Custody Certification for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)® and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Our suppliers are also independently audited for the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) of the Timber Trade Federation and Forests Forever.