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Why is FSC certification required

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a stakeholder owned system designed to promote responsible global forest management. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance, recognition services and market access for companies and organizations interested in responsible forests. As of January 2006, FSC has recognized 15 certification bodies, and enterprises that have passed the certification have the right to use the FSC mark.

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——The global forest problem is becoming more and more prominent: the forest area decreases and the forest degradation intensifies. There is a downward trend in the quantity (area) and quality (ecosystem diversity) of forest resources. Some consumers in Europe and the United States refuse to buy wood products without legal source certificates.

Founding editor

At the 1990 California conference in the United States, some representatives of consumers, timber trade organizations and environmental and human rights organizations believed that it was necessary to create an honest and credible system to identify well managed forests as an acceptable source of forest products. The meeting concluded that the system should include the definition of good forest management by global public opinion, independent audit of forest management and a global umbrella organization. The name of the FSC Forest Stewardship Council came into being.

In October 1993, 130 representatives from 26 countries established the FSC Council in Toronto, Canada, and elected the board of directors.

Certified editor

In 1993, the first FSC Forest Management Certificate (Mexico) and the first chain of custody Certificate (United States) were issued.

In February 1996, FSC was registered in Mexico as a legal entity. Four recognition contracts for forest management certificates were signed for the first time. The first certified and labeled product - wooden shovel (sold in the UK). The first FSC working group (UK) was endorsed by the FSC board. FSC members approved standard 10 on plantation forests.

In January 2003, the FSC secretariat moved to the FSC International Center in Bonn, Germany, with 25 employees.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization that unites people to promote responsible world forest management and seek solutions to problems caused by poor forest management. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance, recognition services and market access for companies and organizations interested in responsible forests.

FSC is a system owned by stakeholders, whose purpose is to promote responsible global forest management;

It recognizes independent third-party organizations that can certify forest management units and forest product processing enterprises according to FSC standards;

Its trademark provides international recognition for organizations that support responsible forest management growth;

Its product label makes it easy for global consumers to identify the products in the world that support the growth of responsible forest management;

FSC's mission of promoting global marketing and information services;

In the past 13 years, more than 100 million hectares of forests in 81 countries have been certified according to FSC standards. Thousands of products are produced by FSC certified wood and hold FSC trademarks.

FSC is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization whose mission is to promote environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable forest management worldwide by formulating widely recognized forest management principles and standards. FSC is composed of representatives from environmental protection organizations, wood trade associations, government forestry departments, local residents' organizations, social forestry groups and wood product certification institutions from more than 70 countries. Its international center was originally located in Oaxaca, the capital of Oaxaca, Mexico, and moved to Bonn, Germany, in February 2003. FSC is a relatively mature and perfect forest certification system.

Task editing

The main task of FSC is to evaluate, authorize and supervise certification bodies and provide guidance and services for the formulation of national and regional certification standards; Through education, training, demonstration and promotion activities, the ability of national forest certification and sustainable forest management will be improved.

The FSC has established a global network, including the FSC International Centre, national initiatives and regional offices.

FSC itself does not directly certify forests. It is a standard setting body and accreditation body. It has formulated the globally unified FSC principles and standards, and approved the certification body to carry out certification. As of January 2006, FSC has recognized 15 certification bodies. Certified enterprises have the right to use the FSC mark.

Online support for FSC public certificate database, trademark package and labeling tools

FSC has nearly 15000 certificate holders all over the world. It supports companies investing in FSC system with appropriate market tools and resources. In our continuous efforts to improve the quality of service for certificate holders, FSC has developed two new web pages to provide users of FSC public certificate database (FSC info) with useful information, including online trademark packages and labeling tools used by certificate holders.

The public interface of the certificate database provides a "help" button, which links to the web page that provides the most frequently asked questions and answers. More online support can also be found in the certificate holder resource center. Here, in addition to frequently asked questions, certificate holders can find news and updates related to certificate database, online trademark package and labeling tools.

These pages will help certificate holders save time when using online trademark packages and labeling tools, and enhance timely communication with FSC certificate database related technical issues. The database is managed by FSC global development department, which is responsible for trademark support, brand management and market development.

In order to help purchasers use the FSC certificate database more easily to find the information of suppliers who have obtained FSC certification, an example of how to use the database is given below.

Certificate holder refers to the legal English name of the certified company; CB in FSC code refers to the certification company and CW refers to "controlled wood". You can check it; Category is divided into FM (forest management certification), COC (production and marketing chain of custody certification), FM / COC (companies certified by both FM and COC) and CW / FM (forest management certification in controlled timber projects). Number is the six digit FSC certificate number of a known certified product. Product is the product category. You can enter floor, paper, furniture, etc. Specifications refers to the material species. Please enter the Latin name of the material species here. Country select the country. Status generally selects the existing valid to find valid authentication information.

For example, use specifications to find the supplier information that has obtained the certification of the material, such as teak Tectona grandis. Enter the Latin name Tectona grandis in specifications, select COC in category and China in country. Click search to query.

You can see that the system has found nine results.

Click one of the companies to enter the specific certification information page of the company. The home page will display the company's contact information, certification time and certificate number. Click product data to enter the next page. Products type lists product categories, such as flooring, furniture, etc. The Latin names of the wood species certified by the company are listed in specifications. Activities refer to the nature of the company. For example, secondary processor refers to secondary processor. Material category refers to different FSC certification categories: FSC pure refers to 100% FSC certified wood, i.e. pure FSC materials; FSC mixed refers to mixed products from FSC certified forests, enterprises with controlled sources and / or post consumer recycled materials; FSC recycled refers to products from recycled wood and / or wood fibers, and FSC controlled wood refers to controlled wood, that is, wood transitioning to FSC certification. (from FSC China)

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