fsc forest stewardship council

FSC – FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CERTIFICATION – CERTIFYING WELLNESS OF FOREST WITH PROPER RESPONSIBILITY

To deal in forest products, you have to assure that the system functions genuinely. We, the Ascent EMIRATES, offer the simplest way to FSC Forest Stewardship Council Certification in the UAE.

WHAT IS FSC CERTIFICATION?

FSC stands for the Forest Stewardship Council is a non-profit organization that certifies that timber is harvested in an environmentally friendly way.

The certification is a sign to ensure that the forest is taken care of with proper responsibility and care. It means that a certified product is manufactured from a forest that is maintained in a legal and eco-friendly way. 

Besides, we have a widespread recognition over the areas of FSC Certification in the UAE viz: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

FSC aims to promote economically viable, environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial management of the world’s forests. The Forest Stewardship Council Certification is a global standard system which determines the ten principles of responsible forest management. This enables specifies to purchase wood from identifiable, well managed forests. 

The FSC certified wood is harvested from the forest in a such a manner that no harm is done to the forest.  The paper products are also included in the certification. Besides, the bamboo products also do come in the list of FSC Forest Stewardship Council.

To gain the certification, you must demonstrate everything to the CoC (chain of custody). To become a legit organization validated by the FSC, the examination of different raw material is necessary.  

What is Chain of Custody?

To be FSC certified, the wood or the raw material must be checked from the forest to a customer to specify its origination. This is (CoC), i.e., Chain of Custody. The chain of custody ensures proper tracking of the forest product from the forest to the seller.

The Chain of Custody Certification makes sure that the products & materials used come from harvested forests during the inception process.

Benefits of FSC Certification:

The certification is the indication that a forest product conforms to the norms set by the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC Forest Stewardship Council certification of products comes with some benefits of its own. 

Some of the benefits include: 

  • Verified product origin- Product’s origin ensures that the raw materials used in manufacturing the product are eco-friendly and support a sustainable development of the forest and communities.
  • Maintenance of Forest Bio diversity- Helps in maintaining the natural foundation of deforestation and environmental degradation. It protects the forest and the wildlife. It makes sure the forest remains intact. It ensures zero issues regarding hazardous chemicals.
  • Increasing market accessibility- It helps in market accessibility to new and underserved groups. There are new markets that prefer FSC certified products and others that are only accepting FSC Forest Stewardship Council certified products.
  • Trust, enhanced- Increased the credibility of a brand. Certified products are always trusted by customers.
  • Legal practice – It brings down the usage of illegal timber. It makes sure that no illegal activity, such as illegal uprooting of trees, poaching etc., takes place in the forest.
  • Ease in process- Procedural ease is set through a simple process, which includes only 10 principles – not all of them, as some of them can be contradictory to one another. A procedure can also be very cost-effective; it is a couple of thousand dollars.
  • Protecting people’s right- It protects the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples or tribes who have lived in or around forests for centuries.

List of Products for FSC Certification:

Almost all the forest product requires the FSC Forest Stewardship Council certification, which ensures the quality of them. 

Some of the product categories involve:

  • Paper 
  • Wood 
  • Furniture 
  • Bamboo made products 
  • Corrugated box
  • Ornamental and decorative products produced from forest
  • And many others

List of Organizations:

The FSC Certification is applicable to organizations that manufacture wood and paper products and products that are related to forest, and also organizations related to the management of forest. 

This includes:

  • Small- and large-scale industries or organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Traders
  • Landowners
  • Individuals
  • Forest Management Agencies

Problems Faced in FSC Certification

Every certification has some issues or problems that hinder the certification procedure on different levels. FSC Certification in Dubai UAE is no exception.

  • The process is a bit complicated and requires specialized knowledge.
  • Lack of confidence, motivation, and commitment in the employees often causes hindrance.
  • During the audit procedure, lack of knowledge and proper training can make it hard to go for the certification.
  • Often the cost of audit, training, and quality improvement makes the organizations back out of the procedure.
  • Consultants often are not qualified enough to do what’s necessary for the certification.
  • Sometimes, lack of resources can also lead to an organization facing concerns in opting for certification.

To solve all these problems, contact Ascent EMIRATES

Purpose of FSC Certification:

FSC holds its mission to promote environment-appropriate, economical viable and socially beneficial management of the world’s forests. This certified body has initiated 5 global strategies viz:

    1. Advancing worldwide responsible forest management
    2. Make sure of access to benefit the FSC system
    3. Make sure of transparency, credibility, and integrity of the FSC system
    4. Promote business values for certified FSC forest products
    5. Worm on the globally balanced networks to formulate the goals from 1 to 4

The above-mentioned goals are developed, managed, and promoted through 6 programme fields like forest, chain of custody, ecosystem services, quality assurance, evaluation and monitoring, and social policy.

Forest management offers benefit to both wide and local communities including clean water and air, thereby mitigating the responses to climate change.

No matter the way, FSC addresses problems like global warming, deforestation, illegal logging, that incurred positive change over the social-political empowerment, poverty alleviation, environmental conservation and economic development.

FSC Certification

Strength Of Ascent Emirates

  • Worried about how to acquire FSC certification? Don’t; Ascent EMIRATES will help you in implementing and acquiring the certificate. Ascent EMIRATES helps you for the process of acquiring FSC Forest Stewardship Council certification in the UAE. 
  • Ascent EMIRATES helps to acquire the certificate without any difficulties and with an easy documentation process. Ascent will help you to have the certification done in the simplest way.
  • We have highly experienced consultants who help the employees understand the actual intent, milestones, tasks, processes, and requirements for Chain of Custody or Projects to get FSC certified.
  • Ascent has qualified FSC certification lead auditors with a professional attitude to handle your various problems related to conformity and certification of FSC compliance.
  • The fee structure is increasingly reasonable as per the factual and diligent conduct of work.  Ascent EMIRATES works 24*7 for their customers and clients with a simple motto “No extra cost than the offered fees” to an organization. 
  • Ascent will train and guide you throughout the process to achieve the certification.
  • There should be no compromise when it comes to acquire FSC, which is why you can trust Ascent for providing reliable and innovative solutions to your problems.
  • Get in touch with Ascent EMIRATES to get certified with FSC in the UAE.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the job of FSC?
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. FSC Forest Stewardship Council is an international standard stands in different types of productions, services, and management of goods harvested from the forest. The entire protocol is to protect nature and forest while deploying different laws in its favor. 
What is the duration to get the FSC certification done?
Ascent is behind the work to deliver all types of FSC certification processes. Following the requirements, submitting documents, and auditing protocols should be systematic. So, hiring a legit agency is the key to unleash every possibility leads to a simple and easy outcome. With great support, your certificate will be ready within 6 to 8 weeks. 
What are the advantages you obtain while having the FSC certification?
FSC certification is the best one to obtain for a company to increase their productivity. The approach of this certification leads to bring an upgrade to your credibility. Also, it increases your reputation in market as well as customers. By doing appropriate audit, you can reduce the chances of illegal activities and minimize unnecessary expenses. Apart from that, more advantages will fall within your grasp. 
What is the validity of FSC certification?
Once you get your FSC Forest Stewardship Council certification, it is valid for 5 years right from the issued date. The re-issuing of this certificate is also possible with the help of accredited certification body.  The entire board conducts an annual audit to complete the task with the help a few surveillance tasks. 
Are the FSC certified products coming under the costly side?
The interest to go for FSC certification is a great choice. Also, it may get a little expensive for products coming under this certification. However, the cost is not that much in the expensive side. Only thing is that, you need to pay a little extra penny for products with this certification. 
Are FSC promoting eco-friendly products?
FSC Forest Stewardship Council has a primary motto, i.e., protection of forest resources and its appropriate management. The regulation of ecological balance is in the hands of the FSC. Also, considering biodiversity, your company must follow the protocols for manufacturing different products. So, yes, all FSC Forest Stewardship Council in UAE certified products are eco-friendly. 

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