FSC & PEFC Chain-of-custody Certification
Forest Stewardship Council
The FSC is an internationally recognised certification that ensures businesses using wooden products are sourcing their materials from sustainable and reliable sources. FSC helps take care of forests and the people and wildlife who call them home
The FSC chain-of-custody is recognised globally and has over 4,000 certified organisations that implement the FSC certification within their organisation. The certification is supported by WWF and recognised by them as the “hallmark of responsible forest management”. Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the woodland trust also recognise the FSC certification. This is because businesses who implement this strategy within their business are aiming to become more environmentally friendly.
Putting ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems into place and becoming certified in this area assures all the constituents of a company including customers, shareholders, suppliers, regulators and general public that this company is actively managing its environmental systems. By having an EMS in place that continues to function with changes in the market environment, it also helps minimize the costs and downstream risks with environmental management.
Many businesses who use the FSC also have ISO 14001 implemented within their business as it provides additional environmental benefits.