The Forest Stewardship Council is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. FSC® runs a global forest certification system with two key components: Forest Management and Chain of Custody certification. This system allows consumers to identify, purchase and use timber and forest products produced from well-managed forests. FSC®‘s “tick tree” logo is used on product labels to indicate whether products are certified under the FSC® system. When you see the FSC® logo on a label you can buy timber and other wood products, such as paper, with the confidence that you are not contributing to the destruction of the world’s forests.
For FSC Mix® products the timber or fibre in the product is a mixture of some/all of the following:
- Timber or fibre from an FSC®-certified forest
- Reclaimed timber or fibre
- Timber or fibre from other controlled sources
FSC® 100% wood flooring contains nothing but fibre from FSC® certified forests. FSC® certified forests have been independently audited to meet FSC®’s 10 principles and criteria for forest management.