What is FSC® Certification?
Founded in 1993, it is globally recognized today for the promotion of forest certification.
FSC Certification is a voluntary standard aimed at supporting responsible forest management on a global scale.
All FSC certified forest products have been verified throughout their supply chains – from their origin to their final destination.
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Who can benefit from FSC certification?
FSC has two distinct types of certifications for forest managers or companies using forest products.
FSC Forest Management
FSC Forest Management Certification is for companies that manage or own forest resources and would like to establish and communicate their responsible practices to consumers.
Forest Managers that would like to become FSC certified must also achieve FSC Chain of Custody Certification to sell their products.
FSC Chain of Custody
FSC Chain of Custody Certification is for any company handling or using FSC certified forest products (i.e.furniture manufacturers, publishers, pulp industries, and all other wood products) to attest to the wood's traceability and legal origin and can use the FSC trademark.
Becoming FSC Chain of Custody certified means your clients also dispose the right to use the FSC certified trademark on their products, provided they hold their own certificate.
What are the key benefits of FSC Certification?
- grants your ogranization access to key markets around the globe while protecting forest resources
- improves consumer confidence in your products
- becomes a strong lever to differentiate your forest products and improve your brand’s image
Why Choose Bureau Veritas Certification?
Bureau Veritas Certification has a long history of certifying both Forest Managers and companies handling FSC certified products.
We are accredited by ASI to provide FSC certification as an independent third party and, thanks to our vast global network, can meet your needs on a global scale.
Over 2,500 clients have trusted Bureau Veritas to handle their FSC certification needs and deliver a level of assurance to their forest’s activities.
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