FSC Controlled Wood is wood of known origin with a minimum risk that it is harvested in an unacceptable way.
The Controlled Wood system defines the minimum standards for wood that can be mixed with FSC wood. Products made from such material can use the FSC Mix label.
- Know where the wood you source comes from;
- Evaluate the risk that you may source wood in violation with five unacceptable categories of wood (see below) as well as the risk that such wood gets mixed into your supply chain;
- Take action to mitigate any risk that you have sourced unacceptable wood.
Definition of unacceptable material
The FSC system defines five categories of unacceptable material:
- Wood harvested illegally.
- Wood harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights.
- Wood harvested from forests with a high conservation value that is threatened by management activities.
- Wood harvested from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest use.
- Wood from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.