Types of FSC certificates

From the forest through the supply chain

Types of FSC certificates (© FSC A.C.)© FSC A.C.The FSC issues three different types of certificates: Forest Management, Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood.

The different types of certificates relate to the different origins of forest products, stages of production and subsequent progress of forest products through the value chain. Verification against all FSC requirements ensures that materials and products with the FSC label are from responsible sources.

Forest Management certification is awarded to forest managers or owners whose management practices meet the requirements of the FSC Principles and Criteria.

Chain of Custody certification applies to manufacturers, processors and traders of FSC certified forest products. It verifies FSC certified material and products along the production chain. 

Controlled Wood is designed to allow organizations to avoid the categories of wood considered unacceptable. FSC Controlled Wood can only be mixed with FSC certified wood in labelled FSC Mix products.

Special options for small, low intensity and community forest operations

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