FSC Membership

Mar 04
POSTED BY Lyndan Orvis
Forest Stewardship Council

Hayes Garden World ensures that wherever possible our wooden furniture is manufactured from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) farmed timber.

The FSC is a non-profitable organisation which promotes and aids the development of standards of forestry throughout the world. It is responsible for the monitoring of certified operations and protects the FSC trademark thus allowing consumers to choose their goods from well managed sources who’s commercial timber operations are executed in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial manner. Consequently all timber with the FSC Trademark will mean that the forest from which it was felled will be sustainable and will not contribute to deforestation.

FSC members include some of the world’s leading environmental Non-Governmental Organisations such as Greenpeace and the WWF, businesses which focus on being environmentally aware in the manufacture of their paper products eg. Tetra Pak and Mondi plc., and social organizations like the National Aboriginal Forestry Association of Canada. Also included are the many processing companies, forest owners and managers, campaigners, and individuals.

This contrasting group of people defines best practices for forestry that addresses social and environmental issues. The membership consensus sets the FSC Principles and Criteria  representing the highest standards of forest management which are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial and economically viable. To guarantee that no one viewpoint dominates the others, FSC membership has three chambers i.e. environmental, social and economic, each possessing equal rights in decision-making. Finally, in order to ensure that the FSC membership has globally fair representation, members represent either North or South sub-chambers.

FSC Forest Stewardship Council Chain of Custody Certification

  • Certification ID: TT-COC-002673
  • Certificate Code: TT-COC-002673    
  • FSC License Code: FSC-C016228
  • Standard: FSC-STD-40-004 V2-1

Status: Issued

  • First issue date: 23 Apr 2008
  • Last issue date: 23 Apr 2008
  • Expiry date: 23 Apr 2013

Our membership to the FSC means that we are audited each year to ensure that we are following the guidelines of the FSC, this permits us to advertise FSC products with the use of the logo's.

With almost 20 years experience sourcing, importing and retailing garden furniture. He has a great understanding of the UK furniture market, with vast knowledge of the suppliers and brands available. Lyndan now runs the E-Commerce for Hayes Garden World and is available to share this knowledge on our regular blogs. Feel free to comment on any of his blogs or add your questions for a response.