FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
We as a company have a strong believe in sustainable business. Following FSC principles is therefore one of our targets.
Wood United wants to ensure that the next generations can benefit of well managed forests around the world. For that reason our products have the FSC label to ensure that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources. The FSC certification also guarantees that the rights of forest workers, local communities and indigenous people are safeguarded. Being FSC certified shows that the Wood United Group complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.
Overview of the FSC Principles and Criteria
Principle 1. Compliance with all applicable laws and international treaties
Principle 2. Demonstrated and uncontested, clearly defined, long–term land tenureand use rights
Principle 3. Recognition and respect of indigenous peoples rights
Principle 4. Maintenance or enhancement of long-term social and economic well-being of forest workers and local communities and respect of worker’s rights incompliance with International Labour Organisation (ILO) conventions
Principle 5. Equitable use and sharing of benefits derived from the forest
Principle 6. Reduction of environmental impact of logging activities and maintenance of the ecological functions and integrity of the forest
Principle 7. Appropriate and continuously updated management plan
Principle 8. Appropriate monitoring and assessment activities to assess the condition of the forest, management activities and their social and environmental impacts
Principle 9. Maintenance of High Conservation Value Forests (HCVFs) defined as environmental and social values that are considered to be of outstanding significance or critical importance
Principle 10. In addition to compliance with all of the above, plantations must contribute to reduce the pressures on and promote the restoration and conservation of natural forests.