Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification
Beautiful, strong and renewable; wood is an extraordinary natural material with endless uses. Wood products can have a long life and are often reused or recycled again and again. When we harvest trees for wood, we plant more to ensure the forests lifecycle continues. Every part of a tree can be used to make different products at the sawmill. The parts we leave behind rot down to create soils that feed the next generation of forests.
Forest certification continues to grow in application worldwide, particularly on large or industrial properties desiring access to better markets. At the same time, the certifying programs are evolving as they strive to become more affordable and accessible to owners of small forests.
What is the purpose of FSC?
The FSC is a certification program that works by laying down a series of standards to guide logging companies. If these standards are diligently followed, the FSC says that the companies will see better economic returns for their products while also being good for the environment, workers, and local communities.
The FSC Certification is considered the gold standard designation for wood harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable. FSC certification brings economic benefits by opening up new markets; social benefits to workers and local people; and environmental benefits for biodiversity and ecosystems. It is the only forest certification scheme backed by environmental NGOs like Greenpeace and the World Wide Fund for Nature, and sets a benchmark for forest companies and communities to follow. By becoming FSC certified, producer businesses and forest owners can access new markets and gain a stronger, more diverse customer base, thereby increasing revenues. Retailers and suppliers can strengthen their reputation, provide assurance about ethical and environmental product standards and forge stronger links with their own customer base.
Benefits of FSC Certification
Acquire market recognition for responsible forest management.
Opportunities for interaction and cooperation between the players involved in forest management – forest owners, social and environmental organisations – to solve the problems that forests face.
The assurance for future generations that they will enjoy the benefits of our forests.
The knowledge that areas of natural wealth and endangered wildlife are being looked after.
The opportunity to use the Forest Stewardship Council trademark on products to demonstrate that they come from legal and well managed sources.
The possibility of new markets for products produced as Forest Stewardship Council. The ability to benefit from local, national or international government support for responsible forest management.
FSC certification vastly reduces the risk of being confronted with illegal timber, and thus reduces the risk of reputation damage that would follow. In addition, national, regional and local governments increasingly reference FSC as one way to comply with their public procurement policies as they seek products that support sustainable forest management.
Besides forest certification, the FSC maintains a certified chain of custody system that tracks timber through every stage of the process, from forest to retailer. Purchasing timber with an FSC certification assures you that dwindling forests werent harmed by its harvesting and helps to support sustainable forest management.
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