Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) mark means that the wood or paper you are buying comes from responsibly managed forests. To become FSC certified, forest operations must meet demanding environmental, social and economic requirements, as confirmed by an independent third party such as Gulf Center Assessment Services.
Gulf Center Assessment Services has exclusive collaboration with Woodmark Soil Association UK (one of the first Forest Steward Council accredited certification bodies) conducting Audits and granting them FSC certificate for companies using forest products i.e. furniture manufactures, publishers, pulp industries, in fact, all those whose customers want to advertise products as FSC certified or say that they have brought or used certified products.
FSC certification is required at each stage in the product Chain of Custody from the forest to you.