Responsible Procurement

The Forest Stewardship Council GmbH (FSC) is an international non-profit, multistakeholder organisation established in 1993 that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests via timber certification. This organisation uses a market-based approach to transnational environmental policy.

FSC chain of custody certification verifies that FSC-certified material has been identified and separated from non-certified and uncontrolled material as it makes its way along the supply chain, from the forest to the market.

Any company involved in the processing or transformation of FSC-certified products (e.g. manufacturing, repackaging, pack-splitting, relabelling, cutting to size or adding other forest-based components to the product) must be FSC certified in order to apply an FSC label to their products and/or sell them with an FSC claim.