News Analysis

New FSC Content Policy for Certified Wood Products

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has made it easier for wood products to qualify for FSC certification. Effective May 15, several major changes took effect in FSC’s requirements for percentage-based claims.

First, composite wood products (chip and fiber) can carry the FSC logo if at least 30% of the virgin fiber and (when recycled fiber makes up the rest of the product) at least 17.5% of the total fiber in the product comes from FSC-certified sources. Previously, the certified content requirement was 70% for a product to carry the FSC logo. As with recycled content, manufacturers will be able to advertise the

Published June 1, 2000

(2000, June 1). New FSC Content Policy for Certified Wood Products. Retrieved from