Ensuring good Forest practices with FSC® Certification
FSC Certification Business Challenge
Consumers, companies, public authorities increasingly require guarantees that harvested trees, paper and wood products come from properly managed sources.
FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) certification system enables to differentiate wood products that come from responsible forest management which delivers added value.
This scheme is based both on sustainable development and good practices principles applied to forest management and on traceability principles applied to trading and processing companies using wood products from the certified forests.
What is FSC Certification?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an independent NGO (Non Governmental Organization) created in 1993 by environmental NGOs, wood trade organizations, foresters, indigenous people and certification bodies representing 25 countries. It stands as the one of the most globally recognized group promoting forestry certification standards.
FSC® is based on two solutions:
- A Forest Management certificate, for companies that manage forest resources
- A Chain Of Custody certificate, for companies using forest products (i.e. furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all wood products, etc.) to attest the wood origin traceability.
Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
With 80,000 clients in more than 100 countries, delivering over 100,000 certificates, Bureau Veritas Certification is the world's leading certification body.
Forest Stewardship Council accredited (globally); Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes (PEFC) accredited in many countries from which the most famous are the Brazilian, Canadian, American and European schemes (Cerflor, CSA, SFI, PEFC, etc.).
5,700 highly qualified auditors worldwide with a vast expertise that is recognized by more than 40 national and international accreditation bodies.
Top-qualified audit teams make up Bureau Veritas Certification’s global forestry industry services network. This includes foresters and technical experts who understand the complex nature of the environmental, social and technical aspects of forest management.
Mark of global recognition
The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization’s ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
How to promote my certification?
The Forest Stewardship Council certification gives certificate holders the use of the internationally recognized trademarks on promotional materials, visibly demonstrating to supply chain partners high forestry standards compliance.
Why asking for a FSC® certification?
FSC® certification is first a forest management quality or wood products follow up recognition. This is also a way to demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustainable development, it gives your company an edge over competitors and at the end improves your company’s image and management system.
How much time and money are needed for this certification?
The certification costs depend on the size, complexity and organisation of your company.
Between the formal application and the certificate issuance, it may take from some weeks to a few months, but a Bureau Veritas Certification representative will be able to provide details relative to your unique situation.
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