Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FSC - Forest Stewardship Council Explained

A few companies are using FSC certified wood cores in their boards. What is FSC? FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. As a multi-stakeholder organization, FSC applies the directive of its membership to develop forest management and chain of custody standards, deliver trademark assurance and provide accreditation services to a global network of committed businesses, organizations and communities.

FSC certification provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.

So when you purchase a board with a FSC certified core you are supporting high social and environmental standards. 
For more info on why you should care about FSC wood check out TreeHugger's article - http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/why-you-should-buy-fsc-wood.php
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