This certification originates from the growing need of consumers to be able to dispose of products from forests managed correctly and responsibly on international markets, both from an ecological, economic and social point of view.
FSC® is an independent, non-profit international non-governmental organization, established in 1993 to promote responsible management of forests and plantations.
The FSC® brand identifies products containing wood from forests managed correctly and responsibly according to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The forest of origin has been independently controlled and evaluated in accordance with these standards (principles and criteria of good forest management), established and approved by the Forest Stewardship Council® .
FSC® provides 3 types of certifications:
- Forest Management Certification (FM) – issued to forest managers and owners whose management practices meet the requirements of the FSC Principles and Criteria.
- Chain of Custody Certification (CoC) – guarantees the FSC® certified material and the products deriving along the entire supply chain, from the forest to the shop.
- Controlled wood – to allow companies to avoid those types of wood considered “unacceptable”.