The Forest Stewardship Council
Gariff are proud to advise that we have been given approval to pass on Chain of Custody and, after a successful audit by BM Trada have been awarded our own personal Chain of Custody reference number.
What is Chain of Custody Certification?
CoC certification provides evidence that a certified product such as paper or wood, originates from certified, well managed forests, and verifies that these products are not mixed with those from uncertified forests at any point in the supply chain from forest to the consumer.
The demand for certified forest products has grown dramatically in recent years, and companies that wish to trade in them need to attain their own CoC certification and be independently audited by an accredited Certification Body to allow them to do so. Part of this process requires them to keep detailed records of their purchases and sales in order that the certified goods can be traced back to source.
Who are FSC?
FSC® is an acronym for The Forest Stewardship Council whose mission is to promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests. It is an international organization founded in 1993 that brings people together to find solutions which promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests.
- It sets international standards for responsible forest management
- It accredits independent third party organisations who can certify forest managers and forest product producers to FSC® standards.
- Its ‘tick-tree’ logo provides international recognition to organisations that support the growth of responsible forest management and allow consumers to identify products that support the growth of responsible forest management worldwide.
FSC® also enjoys the full support of the environmental NGOs, in particular Greenpeace and WWF. It is the only certification system that is currently recognised by the WWF-UK Forest and Trade Network and is regarded as the benchmark for all forest management standards.
This scheme has been implemented to ensure that all staff are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to enable them to perform their role effectively and deliver a high standard of service to the business.