Wood Lexicon Betterwood Technical terms


The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international forestry certification system that guarantees that wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests.

The FSC® seal is now one of the most renowned seals in the area of ​​sustainability and can be printed on wood products as long as it has been certified that the product meets the strict guidelines for the protection of workers, the local population, etc Biodiversity and the environment was grown and harvested. For FSC® products, the entire retail chain (see Chain of Custody) – from forestry to retail – must be certified and inspected.

Protection through use

The principle is protection through use: the main cause of the destruction of the rainforest is its replacement by agriculture. By purchasing FSC-certified wood, people in the tropics can live off sustainable forestry. The forest becomes their livelihood and therefore worth protecting.

FSC 100%

Wood with the FSC 100% seal is regularly subjected to independent controls and comes from forests that are preserved in the long term precisely because of their management. Wood without an FSC certificate can be legal, but always comes from clear-cutting.