The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Since its foundation in 1994, FSC has grown to become the world’s most respected and widespread forest certification system.
FSC’s pioneering certification system, which now covers more than 200 million hectares of forest, enables businesses and consumers to choose wood, paper and other forest products made with materials that support responsible forestry.
FSC chain of custody certification verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from non-certified and uncontrolled material as it makes its way along the supply chain, from the forest to the market.
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For forest managers or owners, FSC certification is a way of ensuring that careful and long-term stewardship is recognised, and tested against nationally and internationally agreed standards of responsible forest management.
Chain of custody certification ensures that FSC-certified materials and products have been checked at every stage of processing, so customers purchasing products sold with FSC claims can be confident that they are genuinely FSC certified. Any company involved in the processing or transformation of FSC-certified products (e.g. manufacturing, repackaging, pack-splitting, relabelling, cutting to size or adding other forest-based components to the product) must be FSC certified in order to apply an FSC label to their products and/or sell them with an FSC claim.
Those that buy FSC-labelled products from an FSC-certified supplier and either use them in their business (e.g. toilet rolls, office paper) or sell them on, unchanged, to the public, a promotional licence may offer a cheaper and easier alternative to chain of custody certification.
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FSC UK promotes the FSC system, sets forest management standards for the UK by inputting into the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS), and provides an information service.
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