What is FSC Controlled Wood?

FSC controlled wood is timber-based forest material that has undergone a formal risk assessment process in line with FSC’s controlled wood standards, and has been found to be at a low risk of not meeting five of the most fundamental FSC principles.

FSC controlled wood risk categories (unacceptable sources) include:

  • Illegally harvested wood;
  • Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights;
  • Wood from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
  • Wood from forests being converted to plantations and non-forest use; and
  • Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.

Limited amounts of controlled wood can be included in FSC Mix products.

Forest Management companies that comply with the five FSC Controlled Wood criteria will be able to supply FSC Controlled Wood to FSC Chain of Custody operations. FSC Controlled Wood supports the production of FSC Mixed Sources by providing FSC certified companies with tools to control the non-FSC certified wood in their product groups to avoid the wood produced in socially and environmentally most damaging ways.

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