Our carbon sinks receive the FSC certificate
The FSC certificate is an assurance of responsible forest management
Our operations have so far always been firmly based on responsibility, and FSC certification gives our customers, and further to their customers, additional assurance about our operating responsibility. Our web pages vouch for the transparency of our operations, e.g. by listing the forest management measures we do to maximize carbon absorption. External auditing, which is an essential part of FSC certification, supplements this transparency by verifying the responsible implementation of all measures. FSC was selected as the partner to guarantee our responsibility work because of its recognition and values - both companies and consumers recognize the certificate and the responsibility guarantees it bears.
Istutapuita.fi has been accepted as a member of an independent FSC group. Our staff as well as the contact person of our forest management association have all received FSC training. The training was arranged by Raimo Asikainen of CareliaForest Consulting Oy, who has had a long career in responsible forest management and who leads the FSC group that accepted istutapuita.fi as a member. Mr Asikainen shares the view on promoting the transparency of operations: “When forestry operations are based on the guidelines and rules of a certification system run by an international non-governmental organization, and which are certified by an independent operator, the customer can rely on responsibility being fulfilled.”
“FSC certification of forests planted for absorbing carbon is becoming more popular, as we are yet to see a certification system explicitly for carbon sinks. An FSC-stamped carbon sink gives consumers a strong image of reliability in the activities and eliminates any doubt regarding greenwashing.” sums up Mr Asikainen.
In forestry, what does FSC mean in practice?
In FSC-certified forests, ten principles must be followed to guarantee responsibility per the so-called Triple Bottom Line principle. The term refers to the balance of environmental, social and financial responsibility of the operation. All ten principles each contain numerous criteria, which are used to evaluate the implementation of the principles in forest management.
Read more about FSC content here (in Finnish): https://fi.fsc.org/fi-fi/suomen-fsc/fscn-metsanhoidon-standardi-suomessa
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