FSC chain of custody certification verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from non-certified and non-controlled material as it makes its way along the supply chain, from the forest to the market.
What is the purpose of the FSC?
FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the worlds forests. FSC has developed a system of forest certification and product labelling that enables people to identify responsibly sourced wood, paper and other forest products.
What is a chain of custody certificate?
Chain of custody certification definition Chain of custody certification is designed to help organizations prove traceability of certified material as it flows through all points of the supply chain. There are different chain of custody certification schemes, according to the type of material that you are tracing.
What is FSC and why is it important?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organization established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the worlds forests. It is an example of a market-based certification program used as a transnational environmental policy.
What is the FSC standard?
In the United Kingdom, FSC forest management certification is based on the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS). It is a national standard which is consistent with FSC Principles and Criteria whilst at the same time reflecting local ecological, social and economic circumstances.
What does the FSC symbol mean?
Forest Stewardship Council FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. Products made with wood and paper from FSC forests are marked with our tick tree logo. When you see this logo, you can be confident that buying it wont mean harming the worlds forests.
Where is the FSC symbol found?
In the UK the FSC label can be found on garden furniture, decking, sheds, conservatories, tools, bird boxes and bird tables, kitchen, bathroom and general housewares, brushes, wall paper, flooring, doors, shelves, furniture, toilet tissue, paper, pencils, charcoal - in fact most things made from wood!
Can we trust FSC?
We found that “yes” FSC areas had reduced the deforestation in FSC areas by 5%, when compared to the (very) similar non-FSC concessions. So is FSC legit? So far both the anecdotal and scientific evidence say yes.