What is FSC product?

What is FSC product?

In short, a product can be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which means it meets the “gold standard” ethical production. The wood is harvested from forests that are responsibly managed, socially beneficial, environmentally conscious, and economically viable.

What is CoC in FSC?

Agriculture and Food Forest Products Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Standard and Certification (FSC™ and PEFC™) Forestry product chain-of-custody (CoC) certification enables you to demonstrate that the wood you trade or use comes from well-managed forests or other controlled sources.

How does the FSC work?

The FSC is a certification program that works by laying down a series of standards to guide logging companies. If these standards are diligently followed, the FSC says that the companies will see better economic returns for their products while also being good for the environment, workers, and local communities.

Can you look up your FSC?

If you are trying to locate a specific FSC certified product, you can use the Product Classification tool to search for certified companies who distribute and/or manufacture the product.

How much does it cost to become FSC certified?

Organization Size Annual Fee
Number of Employees North
Small 101 – 200 $1,500
Medium 201 – 1,000 $3,000
Large 1,001 – 10,000 $6,000

What is FSC in audit?

2.1 FSC certification audits. FSC is a global standard-setting organization for forest products. The organization was founded as an answer to “the need for a system that could credibly identify well-managed forests as the sources of responsibly produced wood products” (FSC, 2020).

Is FSC really sustainable?

Sadly, no. There is little hard evidence that forestry practices worldwide have significantly improved over the last two decades. The surprisingly few truly independent studies have shown that FSC-certified companies have marginally better standards for things such as working conditions for employees.

Can bamboo be FSC-certified?

FSC ® certification FSC ® is globally recognized as the best and most stringent sustainable forestry certification system in the wood industry. FSC ® certification is also available for bamboo. As pioneer in the bamboo industry, MOSO is able to provide bamboo products with FSC ® certification.

Can a company be FSC certified?

Certifiers are independent of FSC and the companies they are auditing. This third-party verification is crucial to the integrity of the FSC system. If you are a forest manager, there are two options to become certified to FSC Forest Management standards: Contact an FSC-accredited Certification Body.

How long is FSC good for?

five years
An FSC is valid for five years from the date of issuance.

Who can use FSC logo?

you have the opportunity to use the logo to promote the FSC-certified and labelled products you sell or use. you have access to the FSC trademark portal and online marketing toolkit. you must be licensed with your national or regional FSC trademark service provider and obtain pre-approval for trademark use.

What is the global FSC certificate database?

The Global FSC Certificate Database contains the most up-to-date information on FSC certificates, both Forest Management and Chain of Custody. 1) Verify that a company is FSC certified. 2) Search for FSC certified companies or products.

How do I know if a company is FSC certified?

You can find this license code either on the invoice you receive from an FSC certified supplier or listed in the on-product label, which can be found on the FSC product or its packaging. If the company you are searching has a valid certificate, their information will show in the results.

What are the FSC’s data standards?

The FSC’s members have developed data standards to assist product issuers and distributors to communicate with each other about the issues mandated by the DDO regime.

How do I Find my FSC license code?

1) Go to info.fsc.org 2) Type in the ‘FSC License Code’ (Example: FSC-C#####) *Note: Each certificate has a unique license code assigned to it. You can find this license code either on the invoice you receive from an FSC certified supplier or listed in the on-product label, which can be found on the FSC product or its packaging.