FSC® Organization & FSC® CoC Standard

The Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) is an international, non-profit and non-governmental organization, founded in 1993 with the help of a group of world-renowned, environmentally conscious and non-governmental organizations. The purpose of its creation is to define a way of managing forests worldwide, a way which will meet their current social, economic and environmental needs, but it will also preserve their sustainable use.

In September 2004 the organization issued the initial version of the FSC® CoC (FSC® Chain of Custody) Standard, which certifies companies that follow Sustainable Forest Management. The FSC® CoC Standard describes a management system that has the ability to track every step of the timber raw materials a company uses to produce its products. These steps start from the forest where the raw material came from, continue with all the stages of its processing and its remaking and end at the point of its disposal to the final consumer. The aim of the aforementioned is to link these stages as to ensure that the raw materials, and any subsequent process, are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the responsible forest management standard.

FSC® certified companies have a license to apply special marking with the FSC® designation to their final products, as a proof of participation in the maintenance of an unbroken surveillance chain, which is known as Chain of Custody (CoC). In this way, customers who choose FSC® products contribute to the certified companies’ effort to distribute products of legal and sustainable source of origin, as well as environmentally responsible production.

Products on the market that can be FSC® certified are all made from wood materials, such as wood and synthetic pallets, solid wood and plywood constructions, cartons, paper bags, paper boxes and labels, cardboard and corrugated board, even cork caps.

Click “here” to see the FSC® CoC certificate of METRON S.A.