What is the Forest Stewardship Council®?
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Independent inspections of forests are carried out by third parties and they must adhere to strict standards of environmental and huminatrian forest management. On passing this inspection a forest can then be awarded a Chain of Custody certificate.
This FSC® Chain of Custody allows the timber or wood product to then be tracked throughout the whole supply chain, from its source to the end customer.
An industry certificate of this kind from the FSC® ensures any global customer can feel confident their product has been procured from a responsibly managed forest.
Global Panel Products are audited by Interface NRM (https://interface-nrm.co.uk/). GPP is FSC® certified, (Forest Stewardship Council®) cert INT-COC-002086, license code FSC-C007145. Global Panel Products have been awarded this certificate because we’re a company who can demonstrate that our products are sourced from well managed forests.
The FSC® chain of custody certification scheme ensures Global Panel Products do not knowingly source forest products that have been illegally harvested.
A chain of custody certification scheme also means Global Panel Products does not source wood from uncertified high conservation forests, or from areas where traditional civil rights are violated. In addition, we do not source timber from natural forests that have been converted to plantations.