Forests are inspected and certified against strict standards based on FSC’s 10 Principles of Forest Stewardship.
These inspections are undertaken by independent organisations, such as the Soil Association,
These are accredited by the FSC. In order to be given FSC certification a forest must be managed in an environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable manner.
This is what makes the FSC system unique and ensures that a forest is well-managed from the protection of indigenous people’s rights to the methods of felling trees.
Forests that meet these strict standards are given FSC certification and the timber allowed to carry the FSC label.
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