FSC® stands for Forest Stewardship Council. In the view of the FSC, good forest management must meet the highest requirements in terms of social, environmental and economic aspects.
The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to stimulate the sustainable management of forests worldwide. The FSC maintains three certification systems - based on internationally recognised principles and criteria - which enable timber consumers to use timber in a sustainably responsible manner.
FSC®-certified timber can be recognised by its characteristic tick-tree logo. Three systems have been adopted within the FSC chain of custody certification system. These guarantee the traceability of timber from sustainably managed sources. Each system is identifiable by its own FSC® label & claim.
When it comes to the development of FSC® certification for sustainable forestry in West Africa, Wijma is one of the forerunners. The activities of Wijma are FSC-certified throughout its supply chain, which means that the supply of a sustainably managed product is guaranteed at the end of the chain.
Timber which carries the FSC® logo meets the Dutch criteria for the purchase of sustainably produced timber. As such, on the basis of FSC® certification, the Dutch Government is able to put into practice a sustainable purchasing policy. More information can be found at the www.inkoopduurzaamhout.nl website (Dutch only). Other member states of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium, have adopted FSC criteria for sustainably produced timber as a basis for their purchasing policy.
Timber that is stamped with the FSC® logo has been sourced from sustainably managed forests. This means that forest management meets the key requirements in terms of social, environmental and economic aspects. Ask for FSC-certified products.Read more