a consulting practice focused on helping forest owners and forestry supply chain businesses - loggers, manufacturers, distributors, printers and brokers - obtain and maintain Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
Whether preparing for green certification or updating your FSC systems to remain in conformance with FSC standards, Swampdancer is your go-to for answers.
Swampdancer is your on-call expert for:
- FSC training
- FSC procedures revision
- FSC non-conformance resolution
- FSC new-certificate systems set-up
Forest Stewardship Chain of Custody refers to the procedures the various companies who handle wood products after they leave the FSC certified forest take to ensure segregation and tracking. FSC certified products move through many hands between the time the tree is harvested and the final consumer receives the finished goods.
There are several steps to FSC Chain of Custody certification. Swampdancer can help your company at any, or all points along the way.
- Identify the products you would like to sell as FSC certified.
- Find FSC certified suppliers of material you need to manufacture or distribute your product.
FSC has developed a set of Principles and Criteria for forest management that are applicable to all FSC-certified forests throughout the world. There are 10 Principles and 57 Criteria that address legal issues, indigenous rights, labor rights, multiple benefits, and environmental impacts surrounding forest management.