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Get Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Certification from GCL International

  1. ASI Accredited Certification Body for FSC Certification
  2. Availability of Forest Auditors in the UK and around the World
  3. We ensure Relax, Ethical, and Cooperative Audit

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"The FSC’s stated mission is to “promote environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests". To this end, the body has published a global strategy with five goals: Advancing globally responsible forest management.

What is FSC® Certification?

  1. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®/ FSC® Certification) is an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.
  2. Since its foundation in 1994, FSC has grown to become the world’s most respected and widespread forest certification system.
  3. FSC’s pioneering certification system, which now covers more than 200 million hectares of forest, enables businesses and consumers to choose wood, paper, and other forest products made with materials that support responsible forestry.

Benefits of FSC® Certification

Ecosystem Conservation

Landowners are adopting conscientious practices to conserve natural ecosystems within plantations.

Community Benefits

FSC® standards contribute to both economic and social benefits for communities and local labor.

Consumer Assurance

Consumers gain assurance in the responsible sourcing of paper-based packaging through FSC® certifications.

Illegal Timber

To combat illegal timber production, enforce legislation banning trade of illegal timber and promote FSC® certification for sustainable forestry practices.

Improve Performance

An FSC® certification helps highlight landowners and workers who are performing sustainable forestry practices.

Our Easy 5-Step Process for FSC® Certification

Application and Contract: Apply online or via form to GCL International Ltd. for a quotation. Upon acceptance, return a signed copy and Scheme Rules.

Preparation for Initial Audit: Receive the latest FSC standards, self-assessment checklist, audit plan, and submit required lists. Sign the Trademark License agreement online.

Initial Certification Audit: Includes opening meeting, on-site audit, report preparation, and closing meeting. Certificate issued upon closure of major non-conformances, valid for 5 years.

Usage of FSC® Label: Certified organizations must get approval from GCL for each FSC logo or trademark usage, both promotional and on-product.

Surveillance and Re-certification Audits: GCL plans and conducts 4 surveillance audits per cycle, with detailed reports. Changes in scope require a scope enhancement audit. Re-certification audit before certificate expiry; a new certificate issued for 5 years upon closure of non-conformances.

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Why choose GCL for your FSC® Certification?

Competitive pricing: We offer competitive and transparent pricing, with no hidden fees or charges.

Early audit scheduling: We work with you to schedule your audits at a convenient time, allowing you to plan ahead and reduce disruption to your operations.

Early certification issuance: We aim to issue your certification as soon as possible, allowing you to reap the benefits of certification without delay.

Ethical behavior of the auditors and GCL staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where does GCL HQ locate?
Operating from our base in central London, United Kingdom, we have a network of overseas offices in 5 continents, serving over 50 countries.
2. How much does it cost? Is there any availability of an online portal?
Our expansion called for a significant investment in information technology. Our 360-degree IT team always serves our clients 24 hours for online portal support.
3. How long does it take to issue a certification?
10-12 days after the audit.
4. How long does it take to get the audit schedule?
10 days maximum, We try our best to prioritize the client’s needs first.

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