FSC certification: proof your timber is responsibly sourced

On the outside, Canary Wharf is built from steel, stone and glass. But if you look closer, you will see that some of the world’s biggest projects require a massive amount of timber. This short video outlines how FSC project certification helps Canary Wharf Group to prove that the timber they use is responsibly sourced, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

How Construction Professionals Can Ensure Responsible Management of Tropical Forests

Tropical forests are home to two-thirds of the world’s biodiversity, including thousands of different tropical tree species – and it’s our responsibility to preserve them. As a construction professional, you can support sustainable tropical timber by considering some of the incredible FSC-certified lesser-known timber species. Watch this video to learn more about FSC-certified tropical timber.

Paper mill (c) Iggesund Paperboard
Iggesund Paperboard
When it comes to forest-based products, FSC certification is the sustainable choice you can trust to deliver better outcomes for forests, people and markets – today and for future generations. FSC certification can help to meet legislative requirements, improve market access and help you to implement and evidence your sustainability policies. It allows you to apply FSC labels to your products and make FSC claims in your sales documents (thereby maintaining the chain of custody for FSC-certified products).
Crossrail Canary Wharf
FSC certification is not restricted to products on a shelf. Organisations also have the opportunity to use the FSC trademarks to promote their projects. FSC project certification enables the projects you manage to be FSC certified, allowing you to manage several projects on a continual basis or a one-time project certification, whichever is more convenient for you. Project certification is most often applied to buildings and other temporary or permanent construction projects.
Choosing toilet roll (c) B. Ealovega / WWF UK
B. Ealovega / WWF UK
Many suppliers will tell you, often in good faith, that their supplies are from ‘sustainable’ or ‘managed’ sources, or from plantations. But without credible certification there is often no way to know if products have been sourced responsibly. FSC certification enables businesses and consumers to choose wood, paper and other forest products made with materials from well-managed forests and/or recycled sources.