This standard has been designed to allow companies to avoid trading in illegally harvested
wood, wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights, wood harvested in forests
where high conservation values are threatened by management activities, wood harvested in
forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use, wood from forests in which
genetically modified trees are planted.
Compliance with this standard allows companies to supply FSC Controlled Wood to FSC
certified chain of custody companies for the purpose of mixing with FSC certified material. It
allows companies to demonstrate that they are implementing best efforts to avoid the trade
in illegally harvested timber, in support of the international Forest Law Enforcement,
Governance and Trade (FLEGT) program. It allows companies to start implementing their
own responsible sourcing policies.
Read all here