Here at Naked Sprout – we only use bamboo from FSC certified bamboo forests. This helps us to ensure the following 10 principles are adhered to:

1. Comply with all applicable laws, regulations and nationally-ratified international treaties, conventions and agreements. These have all been made for good reasons and it's important to us to abide by them

2. Maintain or enhance the social and economic wellbeing of workers. We don’t just care about the forests – we care about the people who work in them as well

3. Identify and uphold Indigenous Peoples’ legal and customary rights of ownership. Use and management of land, territories and resources affected by management activities. We also care about the people who live in and around the forests

4. Contribute to maintaining or enhancing the social and economic wellbeing of local communities. We care not only about their rights, but also about their welfare

5. Efficiently manage the range of multiple products and services of the Management Unit to maintain or enhance long term economic viability and the range of environmental and social benefits. We don’t look to reap the short-term benefits of our forests – we ensure long term viability over all aspects

6. Maintain, conserve and/or restore ecosystem services and environmental values of the Management Unit, and avoid, repair or mitigate negative environmental impacts. We care about the environment – it is important to us that it's protected

7. Have a management plan consistent with its policies and objectives and proportionate to scale, intensity and risks of its management activities. The management plan will be implemented and kept up to date based on monitoring information in order to promote adaptive management. The associated planning and procedural documentation will be sufficient to guide staff, inform affected stake holders and interested stakeholders and to justify management decisions. We believe everyone involved in the production of our toilet paper should be involved in ensuring our forests are responsibly managed – and not just a one-off policy

8. Demonstrate progress towards achieving the management objectives, the impact of management activities and the condition of the Management Unit, are monitored and evaluated proportionate to the scale, intensity and risk of management activities, in order to implement adaptive management. Management is important to ensure our objectives are obtained and our forests protected

9. Maintain and/or enhance the High Conservation Values in the Management Unit through applying the precautionary approach. We truly believe it is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting our forests, workers, local communities and wildlife

10. Management activities conducted by or for the organisation for the management unit will be selected and implemented consistent with the organisation’s economic, environmental, social policies, objectives and compliance with the Principles and Criteria collectively. Management of our forests is hugely important to us – the FSC developed all of its principles and objectives based on solid evidence and we more than happy to ensure these are respected.  FSC certification is not just a piece of paper to us – it is embedded in our company values

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