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.



Derwood also has another certification for traceability of wood-based products (COC certification) on behalf of PEFC™.

PEFC™ is a guarantee that woody raw material for paper and wood products comes from sustainably managed forests. Certified forests are regularly checked by independent inspectors. The following principles are an integral part of PEFC™ forest management.


  • preserves the forest as a habitat for animals and plants,
  • maintains the protective function of forests for water, soil and climate,
  • protects forest ecosystem biodiversity,
  • checks the origin of woody raw materials,
  • provides for the cutting of plants respecting the natural timescales of forest growth,
  • makes provision that the areas where trees are felled are reforested or preferably regenerated and naturally renewed,
  • safeguards the rights and health of workers,
  • promotes short supply chains,
  • guarantees the rights of indigenous peoples and forest owners.