Derwood is certified FSC®, the mark which identifies products containing wood from forests that are properly and responsibly managed according to strict environmental, social and economic standards
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL (FSC®) is an international non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1993 to promote responsible forest and plantation management worldwide. "Responsible management" means protecting the natural environment, bringing real benefits to people, local communities, workers, while ensuring economic efficiency.
To pursue its mission, the FSC® has set up a specific voluntary and independent certification system that operates internationally for the forestry sector and forest products. FSC® has studied and defined the system in a participatory way, involving all stakeholders. At its base are 10 principles & 56 criteria (P&C) of good forest management, product traceability standards and rules for the use of the international registered trademark. Traceability certification refers to the identification of all the steps that lead from the forest of origin, where the trunk lies, through to the finished product (also called "Chain Of Custody" or COC).
The FSC® brand is used in this way: all products made with wood and its derivatives that display the FSC® logo come from forests that respect the P&C, just as only companies with a valid COC certificate can affix the FSC® mark to their products.