Certification and being part of the CoC (Chain of Custody) for FSC Certified Products is an important step forward for our company and clients. FSC certification ensures our customers that the paper products they purchase come from an environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable forest, notes Paul Aben.
The Forest Stewardship Council is the global standard-setter in responsible forest management. Chain-of-Custody Certification guarantees that wood products come from certified and responsibly managed forestlands. FSC Certified Products are tracked throughout the supply chain, from the forest to the consumer. Conscientious consumers can look for the FSC logo on wood products to know they are supporting forest management that protects biodiversity and supports local communities.
FSC Certification ensures that forestry operations meet a set of environmental, social and economic criteria covering compliance with laws and international treaties, land-use and indigenous peoples’ rights, community relations, biodiversity conservation and maintenance of high conservation value forests, among other things.
Increasing consumer interest in FSC Certified Products ensures that forest operations have economic incentives to manage their lands responsibly.
The Rainforest Alliance, an international nonprofit conservation organization, is the world’s leading certifier of forestlands to the FSC standards. The Rainforest Alliance works with businesses in making more responsible choices by using market forces to protect our natural resources and support workers and local communities.
The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.