FSC® and Deanta
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government international agency that promotes the use of harvested wood, which is wood gathered from well-managed forests.
The FSC® sets standards that reflect agreed-upon principles for responsible forestry management and certification bodies that certify the achievement of those standards by specific forests or woodlands. These certification bodies audit each company and their supply chains back to FSC certified sources. This chain of custody certification assures that consumers can trust the FSC trademark, which guarantees that such wood has been sourced in well managed forests.
The benefits of this certification include the following:
- Forest owners are incentivised to follow best environmental practices
- Biological diversity and its associated values, water resources, soils, and unique and fragile ecosystems and landscapes are maintained and conserved.
- Forestry operations enhance the social and economic well being of forest workers and local communities.
- The rights of indigenous peoples to own, use, and manage their lands, and resources are recognised and respected.