FSC-Italy

The Gruppo FSC-Italia is an independent not-for-profit association established in 2001 and officially recognized as a National Italian Initiative by FSC in 2002. It works in harmony with the goals and the mission of FSC International to promote the diffusion of good forest management and FSC certification in our country.
The Gruppo FSC-Italia works on a voluntary basis only and without any external funding. Among its members, which have become many by now, figure: forest owners and their trade associations, wood and paper firms, environmental organizations, trade unions, freelancers and certification bodies. Some public bodies also participate playing the role of observers (Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Umbria Regions). At a national level, as well as at international level, operating mechanisms adopted by FSC ensure the greatest participation of all interested parties and maximum balance among different interests (environmental, economic and social) at stake.
Among the activities carried out by the Group we must mention:

  • definition of standards of good forest management in accordance with FSC International principles and criteria which suit different forest areas on the Italian territory;
  • technical assistance and information to anyone interested in FSC certification;
  • promotion of the FSC brand and control over the correct use of the latter;
  • encouraging exchange of knowledge and information among actors involved in forest management and wood processing;รน
  • promotion of studies and pilot projects on issues related to sustainable forest management, certification and marketing of certified forest products;
  • comparison within existing forest agreements for mutual recognition, etc.

The Association recognizes voluntary certification and independent management of forest products as a tool which can contribute to valorisation of the forest-wood sector and promotion of correct management of woods.

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