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FSC-Certified Wood


Founded in 1993, the Forest Stewardship Council is a global, independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the world’s forests, nationally represented in more than 50 countries worldwide. FSC administers a certification program to wood producers around the world, awarding certification based on meeting the FSC Principles and Criteria, which describe how a forest must be managed to meet ecological, cultural, socioeconomic, and spiritual needs of current and future generations, including managerial, social, and environmental requirements.

FSC’s certification:

- prohibits conversion of natural forests or other habitat around the world

- prohibits the use of hazardous pesticide around the world

- prohibits the cultivation of genetically modified trees

- respects the right of indigenous peoples around the world

- reviews the status of each certified operation around the world at least once a year

FSC certification extends to wood windows, doors, flooring, furniture, siding and shingles, among others.


FSC Certified Wood

The Forest Stewardship Council is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the world’s forests and certifies woods from all over the world as sustainable. ©2011 Forest Stewardship Council