Green Printing @HKUST

In line with HKUST’s Sustainability Challenge 2020, the University’s Media Technology and Publishing Center (MTPC) is delighted to now offer in-house environmentally friendly production and printing services to HKUST users after achieving rigorous Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM) Chain of Custody certification.

While FSCTM-certified paper and printing processes are already popular with commercial production houses, MTPC is the first production facility in a Hong Kong higher education institution to gain such recognition. FSCTM is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible forest management.

MTPC’s FSCTM initiative seeks to promote and deliver sustainable printed materials for textbooks, course materials, research documents, University stationery, as well as promotional literature.

Look for HKUST’s unique license code is FSC-C131175 on the FSCTM label attached to printed materials produced by MTPC. Take pride in the University’s “green” leadership for in-house publications and communications in the tertiary education sector.

And play your part in promoting eco-awareness to students, the HKUST community, and wider society by going FSCTM with your own printed materials for teaching, learning, research, communications and publicity activities.

It’s straightforward, satisfying, and best of all, sustainable.


The not-for-profit Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM)  was established in 1993 to enhance responsible forest management globally. The non-governmental organization seeks to promote sustainable use and care of forests that is “environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable” for current and future generations.

Among other activities, FSCTM has set up a series of certifications, including the significant Chain of Custody certification, to promote and deliver its objectives and help companies, users, and consumers of forest-related products assist sustainable development.  

FSCTM criteria for its certificates adhere to the highest conservation standards and best practice. Products carrying an FSCTM lable indicate that the materials used come from responsible sources.

By 2017, over 195 million hectares of forest had been certified under FSCTM and over 30,000 FSCTM Chain of Custody certificates issued worldwide.