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FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL - FSC®

FSC® CERTIFICATION

WHAT IS FSC® CERTIFICATION?

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The FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL ® (FSC®) is an independent NGO created in response to growing concerns over deforestation.

Founded in 1993, it is globally recognised today for the promotion of forest certification.

FSC® Certification is a voluntary standard aimed at supporting responsible forest management on a global scale.

All FSC® certified forest products have been verified throughout their supply chains – from their origin to their final destination. 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM FSC® CERTIFICATION?

FSC® has two distinct types of certifications for forest managers or companies using forest products.

Bureau Veritas Certification is an independent third party accredited by ASI to provide both Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification.

FSC® FOREST MANAGEMENT

FSC® Forest Management Certification is for companies that manage or own forest resources and would like to establish and communicate their responsible practices to consumers.

Forest Managers that would like to become FSC® certified must also achieve Chain of Custody Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification to sell their products.

CHAIN OF CUSTODY FSC®

Chain of Custody FSC® Certification is for any company handling or using FSC® certified forest products (i.e.furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all other wood products) to attest to the wood's traceability and legal origin and can use the FSC® trademark.

Becoming Chain of Custody FSC® certified means your clients also dispose the right to use the FSC® certified trademark on their products, provided they hold their own certificate.

WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF FSC® CERTIFICATION?

  • Grants your organisation access to key markets around the globe while protecting forest resources
  • Improves consumer confidence in your products
  • Becomes a strong lever to differentiate your forest products and improve your brand’s image

Discover more about Sustainable Forestry Certification and our Wood Scheme Certification Documents & Standards on our Global Certification Website
 

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