The FSC System

The FSC System (© FSC UK)© FSC UKIndependent certification bodies are accredited by Accreditation Services International (ASI) to audit organisations against the FSC standards and award FSC certification.

FSC certified forests are audited against the appropriate national FSC standard, which is based on our global Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management.

Organisations between the forest and the end-user must be FSC Chain of Custody certified in order to pass on FSC claims and use the FSC trademarks.

Retailers promoting finished, FSC-labelled products can choose to hold FSC Chain of Custody certification or an FSC Trademark Licence (administered by FSC), which allows the use of the FSC trademarks but not the passing on of FSC claims.


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