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What is a FSC certification?

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a sustainable forest management solution that promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.

FSC’s vision is to meet the rights and needs of the present generation without compromising those of future generations. It works towards the care of the forests and those who rely on them by protecting plant and animal species, ensuring Indigenous Peoples’ rights, requiring forest workers’ safety, and much more.

What is FSC certification? How it works and its importance

What is required for FSC certification?

Through FSC certification, it is to ensure that forests around the world are responsibly managed—with certification being a voluntary, market-based tool, verified from forest origin through supply chain.

To earn FSC certification, an organization must meet FSC’s standards, which are based on ten core principles that cover issues ranging from environmental impact to community relations and workers’ rights to monitoring and assessment processes.

  1. Compliance with laws
  2. Workers’ rights and employment conditions
  3. Indigenous Peoples’ rights
  4. Community relations
  5. Benefits from the forest
  6. Environmental values and impact
  7. Management planning
  8. Monitoring and assessment
  9. High conservation values
  10. Implementation of management activities

Why should we choose FSC-certified products?

By choosing products with the FSC label, consumers can be sure that the items they are purchasing have not been manufactured at the expense of the forest, or the animals, plants, and people who rely on it. When consumers purchase FSC-certified products, you are directly supporting responsible forest management.

Be the change you want to see, starting from today.

As the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson Group embraces sustainability by offering more sustainable product choices to our customers. Let’s work together towards a sustainable future by adopting more eco-friendly choices and habits that are kinder to the planet.

Own Brand dry paper products made from traceable sustainable sources, e.g. FSC-certified sources.


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