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The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) has created a framework for evaluating and verifying that forest harvesting operations are responsible. By buying products with the FSC® logo you are supporting the growth of responsible forest management worldwide. The FSC® logo identifies products that contain wood from well-managed forests, certified in accordance with the rules of the FSC®.
(The mark of responsible forestry SGSNA-COC-003366 © 1996 Forest Stewardship Council™ A.C.)
What is the FSC®?
The FSC® is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Established in 1993 as a response to concerns over global deforestation, FSC® is widely regarded as one of the most important initiatives of the last decade to promote responsible forest management worldwide.
FSC® is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations and communities interested in responsible forestry.
The FSC® label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.
Chain of Custody Certification
“Chain of custody” is the path taken by raw materials from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing, printing and distribution. A product that is chain of custody certified means that all processes contributing to its development meet the FSC® environmental standards for responsible forest management.