1、 What is FSC?
The Forest Management Council (FSC) is a stakeholder owned system designed to promote responsible global forest management. It provides standard setting, trademark assurance, recognition services and market access for companies and organizations interested in responsible forests. As of January 2006, FSC has approved 15 certification bodies, and the enterprises passing the certification have the right to use the FSC logo.
FSC itself does not directly accredit forests. It is a standard setting and accreditation body. It has developed a global unified "FSC principles and standards", and recognized certification bodies to carry out certification. As of January 2006, FSC has recognized 15 certification bodies. Certified enterprises have the right to use the FSC logo.
2、 FSC classification?
There are three categories: fsc100%, FSC combination and circulating FSC
3. How to use the FSC certification label
The graphic elements that must be used for standard FSC certification labels are: FSC logo FSC URL label title label body (if you need to note the product type) FSC certification label license number
1.1 Mobis ring can be selected for mixed source label and recycling label.
1.2 When there is not enough printing space to add standard labels, you can use mini labels. The use of mini labels should be approved by the certification body.
1.3 The essential elements required for the mini label are: FSC logo FSC URL label title label body (if you need to note the product type) FSC certification label permission number if due to space or product type. All label selections are inappropriate, and a separate resolution can be submitted to the FSC trademark unit through the certification body.
2 The use of special circumstances requires the use of FSC certification labels on office stationery and brochures
2.1 If you use FSC certified paper to print office stationery and brochures, the FSC certification label should not be printed in a location that may cause the FSC to recognize the printed matter's organization or its products. For example, the label must not be used on the cover of the brochure, on the top of letterhead, other document templates, or to appear next to the pattern of forestry products that are not FSC certified. Use FSC certification labels on business cards
2.2 If you use FSC paper to print business cards, you can use the smallest size mini labels. The use of labels must not imply that the organization is affiliated with FSC. FSC logo as hot stamping label
2.3 The FSC logo and license number can be directly used as hot stamping labels or templates for products. If all required label elements are not included, standard labels should be used on the packaging, or graphic labels or hang tags should be attached. Additional life and explanation
2.4 The product quality statement outside the scope of FSC control (such as other environmental characteristics of the product) must be completely separate from the text of FSC. Other information about FSC can appear with the FSC certification label under the condition of obtaining permission from the certification body in advance. When referring to FSC or FSC certified products, the preferred term is "responsible", such as "responsible forestry" rather than "sustainable forestry". If the text is provided by a non-FSC certified client of the certification body, the agency needs the client to contact the FSC to obtain a trademark license. Labeling arrangements between organizations
2.5 If two organizations (both qualified certificate holders) sign an agreement, the supplier (Party B) must label the product according to the FSC certification label approval number of the purchaser (Party A) when the following conditions are met:
a) Both parties must inform their certification body of this agreement and obtain authorization.
b) The certification body of Party B is responsible for issuing the product label use declaration to ensure that the license number of Party A is only used in the goods supplied to the purchaser.
c) Party B shall keep the data related to the purchaser ’s label use separately to facilitate the certification body ’s review.
The parties referred to in this regulation do not need to be in direct customer relationship, but any company in the intermediary supply chain must hold a FSC chain of custody certificate. Requirements for label use by non-FSC certificate holders
2.6 Retailers or brand owners who are not holders of FSC certificates may require suppliers to affix FSC certification labels on products and carry their own brand names and designs. When attaching, you must comply with all standards for labeling, preventing confusion of brand and information, and trademark licensing. Requirements for the use of labels for semi-finished products If the organization wishes to label semi-finished products that require further processing, FSC certification labels can only appear on packages that can be moved during further processing (such as wood or paper packaging), and cannot be directly attached to i products. Chapter 3 Use of FSC Certification Labels in Propaganda Organizations can use FSC certification labels to promote their FSC certified products, and can also promote the identity of their FSC certificate holders in brochures, websites, sales packaging materials, and other materials.
3.1 The following elements can be used for billboards:
a) FSC logo b) FSC certification label permission number c
b) Promote life "Responsible Forestry Sign", "Responsible Forest Management" and other declarations provided by FSC for obtaining FSC permission.
The cFSC website standard billboard pattern and text can be provided by the label generator. If you want to use other designs, you can request permission from the certification company. If there is insufficient space, the publicity statement and website can be omitted. If you want to use other alternative text and additional information, you need to obtain FSC permission from the certification body
4. Promotion of FSC certified products
4.1 Catalogues, brochures and online sales websites can display promotional boards or elements in prominent locations. If the products are no longer on the same page, there should be a link or text next to the words "View FSC Certified Products". The logo or "FSC" should be used in the introduction of FSC certified products.
4.2 FSC certified products cannot be publicized only with the logo of the certification body.
5 Promote the identity of FSC certificate holders The requirements in this section should only be applied to materials that do not mention FSC certified products.
5.1 Organizations that have produced, labelled or sold any FSC-certified products in the future since the previous annual audit of the certification body shall not use FSC-certified labels in the company's unified publicity.
5.2 The FSC certification label and the logo of other forest certification schemes at the same time shall not cause misunderstanding that the two are the same organization. In the selection of the location and size of the FSC certification label, it must not damage the image of the FSC Forest Management Committee.
5.3 The FSC certification label shall not be used on top of document templates such as stationery, sales documents and emails.
5.4 The FSC certification label shall not be used on business cards to promote the certification qualification of the organization.
5.5 If the FSC certification label is used for invoice templates, bills of lading and similar documents for FSC or non-FSC products, the following statement shall be added: "Only products marked in this document are FSC certified products."
6 Other promotional materials
6.1 The FSC certification label can be used for mugs, pens, T-shirts, hats, banners or company transportation, etc. In these cases, only the FSC logo and FSC certification label permission code can be affixed.
6.2 If the promotional materials are all or partly made of wood (such as pencils or sticky notes), in order to publicize the organization with FSC certification labels, they must be FSC-labeled products.
6.3 Unless FSC certified products are on display, FSC certified labels shall not be used for signs and banners in commercial performances. Construction companies certified by the FSC should display drawings of their certification projects. If the product on display does not bear the FSC label, the FSC label should be specially made for commercial performances.
7. Investment statement for FSC certified business activities
7.1 The organization must make financial certifications through investment companies and other organizations in accordance with its FSC certification operations, and assume full responsibility for the use of FSC trademarks.