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FSC/PEFC Certificates

FSC/PEFC - Frequently Asked Questions

What does FSC 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.

 

What is meant by FSC and PEFC?

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)

The FSC is a global certification system that enables specifiers to identify and purchase wood from well-managed forests.

It defines ten principles of responsible forest management for a manager or owner to follow.

 

What is the difference between FSC and PEFC?

FSC® sets specific standards that have to be met by suppliers in the timber trade. 

PEFC is an umbrella brand incorporating different national certification schemes.

The end goals of both bodies are the same.

 

Why is the FSC important?

FSC certification can positively impact workers and communities, governance can be shift globally, and change in economic and environmental conditions in the forest.

Products with the FSC label are identified as products with their roots from well-managed forests.

 

What is FSC certified wood and why should we use it?

FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.

 

What is FSC number?

The Global FSC Certificate Database contains the most up-to-date information onFSC certificates, both Forest Management and Chain of Custody.

The database can be used to:

1) Verify that a company is FSC certified.

2) Search for FSC certified companies or products.

 

What is the purpose of FSC?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the world's forests.

The FSC does this by setting standards on forest products, along with certifying and labeling them as eco-friendly.

 

What is the FSC logo?

FSC certifies forests all over the world 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.

 

Why is FSC good for the environment?

FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home, so you can keep your life full of forest products while keeping our forests full of life.

Forests are good for us, they provide a great environment for hiking and other outdoor pursuits and are even proven to have therapeutic properties.

 

What is FSC Code?

Federal Supply Class (FSC) codes are four-digit codes that are used to group products into logical families for supply management purposes.

These codes are also used to classify government standards documents into categories, to help manage them more easily.

 

What does PEFC logo mean?

Using the PEFC logo on a product is an excellent means for PEFC-certified entities to demonstrate their commitment to responsible forest management and to promote their environmental and social credentials.