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FSC® – forest stewardship council®


Forest Management Certification gives the public reassurance that timber products originating from a forest are managed in a responsible and sustainable way – something that is becoming increasingly important.

Responsible and sustainable forest management has become a vital issue over the past decade.

Inadequate and improper forest management practices are threatening the long-term viability of many forests and this significantly reduces their economic potential, resulting in negative social and environmental impacts.

Public awareness and the demand for certified timber products is growing, and Forest Management Certification gives the necessary reassurance that timber products originating from a forest are managed in a responsible and sustainable way.

Manufacturers and suppliers who want to guarantee their timber products originate from a certified forest, and who want to pass this guarantee onto the end user, need to provide proof of the origin. This is accomplished by way of Chain of Custody (CoC) certification.

Control Union Certifications is an independent certification body that carries out inspections, audits, verifications and awards certificates for the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes), Keurhout and the EU Timber Regulation (EU TR).

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Delivering FSC certification services in association with Control Union Certifications

How you benefit

Forest managers and forest owners who choose to ignore the sustainability issue are becoming very vulnerable. Their over-exploitation leads to a serious depletion of natural resources and increased public criticism. That is why more and more managers and owners are looking to Forest Management Certification.

Control Union Certifications have a global network of offices. This allows us to make our work more efficient and cost effective for our customers, whilst upholding the same stringent professional auditing and certification procedures.

This program is accredited; ASI-ACC-017.