FSC - We love trees
What is FSC? And why should I care.
Love the Forest? What to do your bit to help preserve the trees of the world, after all they do lots of useful stuff for us. Well FSC stands for 'Forest Stewardship Council' and FSC are an international non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting responsible forestry. FSC certifies forests all over the globe to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards.
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 won’t mean harming the world’s forests.
Ok so what is a responsible forest?
Well it's a forest that are inspected and certified against strict standards based on FSC’s 10 Principles of Forest Stewardship. These inspections are undertaken by independent organisations, such as the Soil Association, that are accredited by the FSC. In order to be given FSC certification a forest must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner. This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that a forest is well-managed from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees. Forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC certification and the timber allowed to carry the FSC label.
How can I be sure that the product really does come from an FSC well-managed forest?
In addition to forest certification, the FSC have a process that tracks the timber through every stage in the supply chain from the forest to the final user. This is monitored through the invoicing process and the final label on the product has a code that confirms that the item is genuinely FSC.
What does the FSC label mean?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a wood or wood based product is your assurance that it is made with, or contains, wood that comes from FSC certified forests or from post-consumer waste. There are three types of FSC label: 100%, FSC Mix or FSC Recycled. Please click here to find out more about the FSC.