The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is a non-governmental, international and independent organization, consisting of three chambers - economic, environmental and social - that defines the FSC Principles and Criteria for responsible forest management.
It is an accrediting body that regulates the use of the FSC mark, certifying bodies recognized as qualified to carry out the processes of FSC forest certification and chain of custody.
The FSC allows owners and managers improve forest management, resulting in practice in significant gains both in efficiency and performance, both in creating new market opportunities, since there is a growing demand for FSC products.
The certification of a product from the forest requires, apart from the Forest Management Certification, traceability of raw material from the forest during all stages of processing of the product until it reaches the final consumer.
Verification of this traceability is performed independently by an accredited certification body for the normative concerned and is known as Chain of Custody Certification. GLOBALDIS has its FSC Chain of Custody certified since January of 2006.
The policy of buying wood GLOBALDIS aims to ensure that all wood built-in groups defined FSC products comes from managed forests certified or excluding all wood from:
- Areas where traditional or civil rights are violated;
- Forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities;
- Genetically modified trees;
- Illegal logging;
- Natural forests converted to plantations or other non-forest uses;
- Areas are breached any of ILO conventions (Ilo Core Conventions), as defined in the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998.