Wooden product is a vital part of the whole packaging industry. To stand out from counterparts, packaging companies become more and more eager to use FSC certified materials. How special FSC products are? What are the business benefits behind?
Using FSC certified material can be an evidence showing that a corporate operating in an environmentally, economically and socially responsible way. FSC certification guarantees your customers that the FSC-labelled product they buy has come from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly.
For businesses that manufacture or trade forest products, it is a sign to your customers – consumers or other businesses – that you care about the origin of your products, and the impact on the world of making them, as much as they do. It gives your business credibility.
FSC certification can also open doors into new markets for both forest owners and managers and businesses: many companies and increasingly governments, in fact, have compliance policies that place preference on FSC certification.
Type of FSC on-product label
1. FSC 100%
The FSC 100% label means that the wood within the product comes completely from FSC-certified forests. Research suggests one-third of all FSC-certified products are FSC 100%. (FSC Global Market Survey Report 2014)
2. FSC Recycled
The FSC Recycled label means all the wood or paper in the product comes from reclaimed (re-used) material.
3. FSC Mix
The FSC Mix label means the wood within the product is from FSC-certified material, recycled material, or controlled wood. While not fully FSC-certified, controlled wood cannot be:
harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
harvested in forests where high conservation values (HCVs) are threatened;
harvested in forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use;
harvested in forests where genetically modified trees are planted.
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Source: Forest Stewardship Council®. (2017). FSC CERTIFICATION.