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Certification

FSC®

FSC® stands for Forest Stewardship Council. In the view of the FSC, good forest management must meet the highest requirements in terms of social, environmental and economic aspects.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to stimulate the sustainable management of forests worldwide. The FSC maintains three certification systems – based on internationally recognised principles and criteria – which enable timber consumers to use timber in a sustainably responsible manner.

FSC®-certified timber can be recognised by its characteristic tick-tree logo. Three systems have been adopted within the FSC chain of custody certification system. These guarantee the traceability of timber from sustainably managed sources. Each system is identifiable by its own FSC® label & claim.

When it comes to the development of FSC® certification for sustainable forestry in West Africa, Wijma is one of the forerunners. The activities of Wijma are FSC-certified throughout its supply chain, which means that the supply of a sustainably managed product is guaranteed at the end of the chain.

Sustainable purchasing
Timber which carries the FSC® logo meets the Dutch criteria for the purchase of sustainably produced timber. As such, on the basis of FSC® certification, the Dutch Government is able to put into practice a sustainable purchasing policy. More information can be found at the www.inkoopduurzaamhout.nl website (Dutch only). Other member states of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium, have adopted FSC criteria for sustainably produced timber as a basis for their purchasing policy.

The Forest Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to stimulate the sustainable management of forests worldwide. The FSC maintains three certification systems – based on internationally recognised principles and criteria – which enable timber consumers to use timber in a sustainably responsible manner.

FSC®-certified timber can be recognised by its characteristic tick-tree logo. Three systems have been adopted within the FSC chain of custody certification system. These guarantee the traceability of timber from sustainably managed sources. Each system is identifiable by its own FSC® label & claim.

When it comes to the development of FSC® certification for sustainable forestry in West Africa, Wijma is one of the forerunners. The activities of Wijma are FSC-certified throughout its supply chain, which means that the supply of a sustainably managed product is guaranteed at the end of the chain.

Sustainable purchasing
Timber which carries the FSC® logo meets the Dutch criteria for the purchase of sustainably produced timber. As such, on the basis of FSC® certification, the Dutch Government is able to put into practice a sustainable purchasing policy. More information can be found at the www.inkoopduurzaamhout.nl website (Dutch only). Other member states of the European Union, including the United Kingdom, Denmark and Belgium, have adopted FSC criteria for sustainably produced timber as a basis for their purchasing policy.

Frontrunners in the development of FSC certification

Wijma & FSC®

When it comes to the development of FSC certification for sustainable forestry in West Africa, Wijma is one of the forerunners. The activities of Wijma are FSC-certified throughout its supply chain, which means that the supply of a sustainably managed product is guaranteed at the end of the chain.

Hupkes Wijma B.V.

The establishment of Wijma in Kampen has an FSC-certified chain of custody for the processing of FSC-certified logs in its sawmill and for further processing and trade in FSC-certified timber and timber products.

Certificate numbers:SKH-COC-000642
FSC Licence numbers:FSC-C173117

Wijma GmbH & Co.KG

This German-based trading company of Wijma has an FSC-certified chain of custody for trade in FSC-certified timber.
Certificate numbers: GFA-COC-001352
FSC Licence numbers: FSC-C006305