Sourcing Controlled Wood

(© FSC UK)© FSC UKThere are three methods of sourcing FSC controlled wood:

1. FSC controlled wood can be purchased from forests which have been successfully assessed against FSC-STD-30-010 V2-0 Controlled Wood Standard for Forest Management Enterprises (FSC code: XX-CW/FM-000000). Please note that the standard is not intended to be directly comparable to the high social and environmental requirements of the FSC Principles and Criteria. The FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship are designed to identify responsible forest management. FSC controlled wood standards in contrast, are designed only to allow companies to avoid the categories of wood considered unacceptable to be used in products carrying the FSC Mix label.

2. FSC controlled wood can be purchased from FSC chain of custody certified organisations whose certificate includes a controlled wood code (XX-CW-000000)

3. FSC certified organisations can carry out their own controlled wood risk assessments following the procedures specified in FSC-STD-40-005 V3-1 Requirements For Sourcing FSC Controlled Wood. This process is easiest for suppliers fairly close in the supply chain to the forest source e.g. sawmills and paper mills. The further down the supply chain a company is, the more difficult it is likely to be for them to conduct the assessments

Finding suppliers of FSC controlled wood

How to find Controlled Wood suppliers on the database...Suppliers of controlled wood can be identified using the FSC International certificate database at

To search for forests certified to FSC controlled wood standards select ‘CW/FM’ from the drop down list of categories under the ‘Certificate Code / Type’ search field.

To search for FSC chain of custody certified companies with controlled wood included in the scope of their certification place a tick in the box that states 'FSC controlled wood'.

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