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What is FSC?

Answer

Decore-ative Specialties offers a variety of wood products certified under the standards established by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), ensuring wood materials are responsibly harvested and tracked through the entire supply chain from forest to final installation. A copy of our FSC® Certificate can be found in the Downloads section of www.decore.com.

FSC® Explained
Based in Bonn, Germany, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international not for-profit, third party, multi-stakeholder organization established in 1993 to promote responsible management of the worlds' forests. FSC’s main tools for achieving this are standard setting, independent certification, and labeling of forest products. FSC’s efforts offer customers around the world the ability to choose products from socially and environmentally responsible forestry.

Among FSC’s focuses are controlling deforestation, illegal exploitation, illegal logging, and global warming while working for global environmental governance and sustainable management.

With its 10 Principles and 56 associated criteria (too much to reproduce here), FSC® offers a comprehensive set of universally applicable requirements for responsible forest management. The aim is to ensure that forest resources are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

For further information refer to http://us.fsc.org