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Controlled Wood

The Controlled Wood Program develops, reviews and maintains FSC standards for non-FSC certified material used in FSC Mix products.

The non-certified portion has to comply with the FSC Controlled Wood standards which enable manufacturers and traders to avoid timber and timber products from unacceptable sources.

The main FSC Controlled Wood standards are:

FSC Standard for Company Evaluation of FSC Controlled Wood
(FSC-STD-40-005)
This standard has been designed to allow companies to avoid trading in illegally harvested wood, wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, wood harvested in forests where high conservation values are threatened by management activities, wood harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use, wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

FSC Controlled Wood Standard for Forest Management Enterprises
(FSC-STD-30-010)
This standard specifies basic requirements applicable at the forest management unit (FMU) level for forest management enterprises to demonstrate to a company or third party certification body that wood supplied is controlled. It allows forest management enterprises to provide evidence that the wood they supply has been controlled to avoid wood that is illegally harvested, harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, harvested in forest management units in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities, harvested in areas in which forests are being converted to plantations or nonforest use or harvested from forests in which genetically modified tress are planted.

Read more about the Controlled Wood Standards and revision of Controlled Wood system.

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Now in high gear, the Controlled Wood revision process offers many opportunities for your participation – including two rounds of stakeholder consultation on the standard drafts.

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Read more on revision of the Controlled Wood system here.

Webinar recordings available!

To download webinar recordings related to consultation on revised Controlled Wood documents visit this website.