FT receives FSC® Controlled Wood Certification for its plantation estate
Forestry Tasmania has now achieved FSC® Controlled Wood certification for its plantation operations. Achievement of FSC Controlled Wood certification clearly demonstrates Forestry Tasmania’s commitment and progress towards achieving full FSC Forest Management certification.
It also allows Forestry Tasmania to sell FSC Controlled Wood to customers who hold FSC Chain of Custody certification – who can then combine it with fully FSC certified products to create an “FSC mix” product e.g. for paper production.
In comparison with Full FSC Forest Management certification which requires assessment against more than 200 detailed economic, environmental and social indicators, FSC Controlled Wood certification provides assurance to customers that the wood covered by the certification is not:
- Illegally harvested
- harvested in violation of traditional and civil rights
- harvested from forests where High Conservation Values are threatened
- harvested from forests being converted to plantations or non-forest uses
- harvested from forests in which genetically modified trees are planted.
There are strict limits on how Forestry Tasmania can use Controlled Wood certification. In particular:
- we cannot use it to make promotional claims that we are “FSC certified”
- we are not permitted to use FSC® trademarks or labels
- we can’t use it to sell Controlled Wood to customers who don’t have FSC Chain of Custody certification.
Failure to adhere to these requirements would risk loss of certification.