Eco Sense Service FSC® Chain of Custody Certification Consultancy Service
Importance of FSC® Certification
FSC® stands for Forest Stewardship Council founded in 1993 as an international nongovernmental organization that promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable management of the world forests.
Learn more at www.fsc.org
It has a product labeling system that covers forest management and chain of custody. The Chain of Custody (CoC) actually certified the path taken by raw materials, processed materials, finished products and co-products from the forest to the consumer.
For example, if one needs a FSC® logo to appear on the printed material, we have to look for a certified printer.
The Need For Forest and Forest Product Management
The effects of deforestation will lead to loss of biodiversity, loss of fauna and flora species, disturbance in water body causing unbalance of water cycle, soil erosion, disturbance of the native people or infringement of indigenous people’s human right and most importantly climate change which all of us experience nowadays.
Hence there is a need for forest and forest product management.
Benefits of FSC® label
1. Meet your client’s request and gain international market access opportunity
2. Bring confidence to your client with the international certification
3. Build competitiveness and brand by establishing one international management system
We have 10 years of experiences with FSC® management system in the paper & print industry
Client can save time and money with our tailored solution
Straight forward and simple, your PIC can follow easily
Roadmap Towards Certification
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Malaysia Office – Eco Sentido Sdn Bhd
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Eco Sense Forum “How FSC® Certification Brings You Closer to International Brands” on 19 Jan 2021
The forum is aimed to provide updated information to stakeholders in the print and packaging industry on right sourcing, to expand their business and gain new clients. The speakers include Ms Charmaine Chee, Country Manager of FSC® Malaysia, Mr Hari Raj Kumar, Operations and Marketing Manager, MBf Printing Industry Sdn Bhd; Ms Teh Soo Tyng, Director Sustainability, Nets Printwork Sdn Bhd.
FAQ For FSC Certification
1. What does FSC stand for
Forest Stewardship Council
2. What is FSC certification
The Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) is a non-profits organisation that set standards for forestry practices with the aim of promoting environmentally responsible and socially beneficial forestry. Wood products such as furniture can be labelled as FSC certified if they meet the high standards set by the organisation.
3. What are the two types of certifications The FSC provides?
There are two types of FSC certification: Forest Management and Chain of Custody. In both types of certification, independent FSC-accredited Certification Bodies (“certifiers”) verify that all FSC-certified forests conform to the requirements contained within an FSC forest management standard.
4. Why is FSC important
FSC protects the rights of indigenous people to use the forest. If they have sacred sites in the forest, these are exempt from felling
5. What are social benefits of FSC certification?
Raise standards: FSC certification acts as a catalyst for improving standards in forest management. It brings economic benefits by opening up new markets and helps ensure social benefits to workers and local people, and facilitates environmental benefits for biodiversity and ecosystems.
6. How can I be sure that the product really is FSC-certified?
In addition to forest certification, the FSC system includes a certified chain of custody that tracks materials and products through every stage in the supply chain from the forest or point of reclamation to the point where it is finished and labelled. This is monitored through the invoicing process and the final label on the product has a code that confirms that the item is genuinely FSC.
7. What does the FSC label mean?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) logo on a forest product is your assurance that it is made with, or contains, forest-based materials from FSC-certified forests or reclaimed sources.
8. Do FSC certified products cost more?
Like all products it depends on the availability but on the whole familiar items will be roughly the same price as non-FSC items.
9. How does FSC differ from other forest certification schemes?
FSC is therefore the only forest certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities including WWF and the Woodland Trust.
10. Is FSC certification mandatory?
Any company involved in the processing or transformation of FSC certified products (e.g. manufacturing, repackaging, pack-splitting, relabelling, cutting to size or adding other forest-based components to the product) must be FSC certified in order to apply an FSC label to their products and/or sell them with an FSC claim.
11. What will you gain from FSC certification?
– A credible international recognised certificate that you are committed to the standard of responsible forest management
– An understanding of sustainability management system, further insights into the industry and its impact to environment, social and economy
– A foundational tool for building new business case,
– Enable you to place the FSC® label on your client’s product, bring you closer to international client
11. What does ISO stand for
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies. ISO is a nongovernmental organization that comprises standards bodies from more than 160 countries, with one standards body representing each member country.
12. What ISO Certification means
ISO certification is a seal of approval from a third-party body that a company runs to one of the international standards developed, which is to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems.
13. What is the difference between an ISO Certification and a FSC® Certification?
ISO Certifications focus on processes and management well as on the quality of products. Unlike the FSC® logo, the ISO certificate cannot be affixed directly to your wood products.
14. Are there fake ISO Certificates?
Certainly yes, without any audit or verification, there’s will be a fake ISO certification out there. To ensure the Certification Body that you engage to complete the independent, third-party certification audit of your management system is accredited and your certificate is authentic.
15. How long is an ISO Certificate valid for?
For the most general one ISO 9001 standard it basically valid for three years and it must be re-certified every three years to maintain the status.
16. What does ISO Certification cost?
It depends on the size of an organisation or like how many offices there are, your industry sector, number of employees, annual revenue, cos of the certification industry, and ISO consultancy. So it don’t have a fix cost of it.
17. Could we fail the Audit?
Yes – companies can and have failed their certification audit. It is important that you prioritise your auditor’s comments. If your auditor has graded the severity of the failures.
18. Is it worth to invest in ISO certification?
Is up to your company but investing into ISO certification gives you a more sustainable competitive advantage that can lead to significant increase in profitable sales and a growth in exports. The improved systems will lead to better customer service which helps with customer retention and referrals.
19. Where can I use ISO certification logo?
You can use it on your website, business card or even broachers. As long as you are still having your ISO certification. Once your ISO certification was suspended, you might want to withdraw all the logo back before you break the rules.
20. What is the benefit of being ISO certified?
The most common benefits of getting ISO certification are that it boots your marketing and sales efforts, improve employee performance, identify risks and opportunities, improved customer satisfaction and more.
21. Is ISO 9001 standard only for large enterprises?
It can be use by any organization, doesn’t matter it is large or small, regardless of its field of activity.
22.If I have ISO management system, does it help to speed up the certification process?
Yes, we can integrate the FSC certification management system with your existing system without overlapping some of the procedure.
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