The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international organisation committed to conservation and responsible forest management worldwide.
FSC® speaks of responsible forest management when the ecological, social and economic aspects of forest management are taken into account in a balanced way.
Wood and paper products that originate from an FSC® certified forest can be recognised by the FSC® label. In order to ensure that products carrying this label actually come from a responsibly managed forest, all links in the product’s trading chain must be certified. Only when, for example, a forest manager, paper factory and paper wholesaler can prove that they comply with the FSC® rules can a product be sold as FSC® and may the FSC® logo be placed on it. The certification of these companies is done by independent certifiers.
SVLK (Standar Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu)
Our teak products from Indonesia have the SVLK/V-legal certificate, the other products have the FSC certificate. With this certificate we comply with the latest regulations in force since March 2013.
The certificate stands for sustainable forest management and a declaration of legality. Indonesian forest owners and companies in the supply chain must demonstrate that the wood has a legal origin by means of a statement issued. In order to comply with this SVLK/Vlegal certificate, all containers are checked on the legal origin of the wood before shipping. The European Wood Regulation prohibits the marketing of illegally harvested wood.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) is an initiative of companies committed to improving working conditions in their global supply chain. BSCI offers a common code of conduct and a step-by-step plan for companies that is applicable to all sectors and manufacturing countries.
BSCI offers companies a code of conduct that supports them in their efforts to establish an ethical supply chain. This code of conduct is based on international treaties that protect the rights of workers. The following key concepts are involved:
• A socially responsible policy
• Freedom of association
• Working hours and overtime
• Prevention of child labour and forced labour
• Special protection for young workers
• Payment of a minimum wage
• Provisions for a safe and healthy workplace