FSC®-Certification (A000504) | Bureau Veritas
Ensuring good forestry practices through FSC® certification
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1993 in response to growing concerns about deforestation. It is now recognised worldwide as an international certification system for forest management.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FSC® CERTIFICATION
The FSC® certification is the first general voluntary standard to support sustainable forest management worldwide. Efficient protection of forest areas and sustainable use of forests includes the preservation and also improvement of the economic, ecological and social functions of forest enterprises. The FSC® logo (also called FSC® certificate) identifies forest products and materials as products of forest enterprises certified according to FSC® criteria and principles. These criteria are supplemented at national level by a wide range of indicators.
All FSC®-certified forest products have been verified along the entire supply chain - from their origin to the end consumer.
FSC® forest management
This FSC® certification is aimed at companies that manage or own forest resources and wish to introduce and communicate responsible, environmentally conscious procedures to their customers.
Forest operators who wish to obtain FSC® certification must also achieve FSC® chain of custody certification in order to sell their products.
FSC® Chain of Custody
The FSC® chain of custody certification is for companies that process or use FSC® certified wood products (e.g. furniture manufacturers, installers, the wood pulp industry and all other wood products) to confirm the traceability and legal origin of the wood and that are allowed to use the PEFC label (see above).
Unique to all other certifications, the FSC® approach is to set minimum requirements for the non-FSC® part of the wood in the final product, in case of a product chain certification with a share of non-FSC® certified wood. These are formulated in the Controlled Wood Standard to promote forest certification.
With chain-of-custody certification, its customers have the right to use the PEFC mark on their wood products, provided they have their own certificate.
ADVANTAGES WHEN BOOKING THROUGH BUREAU VERITAS
Bureau Veritas Certification has many years of experience in the certification of both forest operators and companies using FSC® certified products
As a globally recognized certifier, we are accredited by the ASI, FSC® certifications as independent certification bodies, as well as FSC® certifications as independent and to meet your high requirements thanks to our broad international network worldwide
More than 2,500 clients have so far entrusted Bureau Veritas Certification with the task of managing their FSC® certification requirements and providing them with security in their forestry operations
Bureau Veritas is represented in over 140 countries. This global presence enables us to offer our clients the benefit of international expertise combined with in-depth local knowledge
FREQUENT QUESTIONS ABOUT FSC® CERTIFICATION
WHO BENEFITS FROM FSC® CERTIFICATION?
FSC® has two different types of certification for forest operators or companies that use forest products.
Bureau Veritas Certification is an independent certification company that has received accreditation for FSC® certification from ASI (Accreditation Services International). This applies to both forest management and chain of custody certification.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN ADVANTAGES OF FSC® CERTIFICATION?
- FSC® certification allows your company to access important markets around the world while protecting forests
- The FSC® certificate strengthens customer confidence in your products
- The FSC® certification makes their products something special: It gives you the opportunity to position your wood products in the market in an outstanding way and improves your brand image
The FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 standard applies to the purchase of wood that is not FSC® certified. The certified companies concerned must establish a due diligence system to avoid material procurement from unauthorised sources.
The five FSC® "Controlled Wood" categories of unacceptable sources and the definitions of FSC® Controlled Wood are described in the FSC® Standard for Controlled Wood FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1, for more information click the button at the bottom of this page.
Bureau Veritas Certification is also committed to stakeholder consultation. These are henceforth part of the company evaluations.
If you would like to participate in one of the following stakeholder consultations, please contact FSCStakeholderconsultation@in.bureauveritas.com with your name or client reference.
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