FSC Certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that are evaluated to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. Fibre from certified forests is then tracked all the way to the consumer through the FSC Chain of Custody system. FSC-certified wood, paper and other forest products are then sold with the FSC label by certified companies in the marketplace.
5 steps to becoming Forest Management or Chain of Custody certified.
The FSC Principles & Criteria describe the essential elements of environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management.
Forest Management certification is awarded to forest managers or owners whose management practices meet the FSC Principles & Criteria and FSC’s regional Forest Management Standards.
Chain of Custody certification applies to any company involved in the transformation, processing, manufacturing or distribution of a forest-based product and must be FSC-certified in order to sell products with an FSC logo and/or with an FSC Claim.
FSC Controlled Wood verification provides an assurance that 100% of the virgin fibre mixed with FSC-certified and recycled fibre comes from a verified and approved source.
The FSC label can be found on products that have been independently verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. The FSC logo can be used by FSC-certified companies and non-certified companies for promotional uses.