The importance of FSC Certification

FSC Certified means your fire door complies with all the relevant environmental guidelines. Here’s why we recommend it.

There’s an abundance of permits, safety rules, laws, and codes to abide by in today’s construction industry. We can help you tick all those boxes with every installation while still maintaining an ethical, environmental approach.

Receiving FSC Certification is a huge asset for your workspace or business, so let’s run through what it is and why it’s worth asking for.

What is FSC?

FSC is an acronym for ‘Forest Stewardship Council’. The international body (with an Australian branch) certifies that forest products are used responsibly and sustainably. Scoring its label informs customers, workers and potential clients that your operation is socially conscious and cares about its impact on the planet.

The FSC is made up of two components:

FM (Forest Management): This component is targeted towards “forest managers or owners whose management practises meet the requirements of the FSC”.

CoC (Chain of Custody): This component addresses “manufacturers, processors and traders of FSC certified forest products.”

Our Fire Safe Door installations apply to the second component, in which we ensure our timber supplier is FSC approved.

The FSC is a not-for-profit organisation supported by the likes of the Australian Conservation Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace. These backings give the FSC certification immense value and reputation, as the organisation’s principles are founded on science, not generating income.

Earning their certification often means operational practices and business protocol have been adapted, which means only a select number of suppliers adhere to the FSC, increasing its significance.

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Why should I get FSC certified?

Sourcing products from FSC certified operations such as Fire Door Installers will do wonders for your operations’ perception and client base.

Firstly, FSC certification will show customers and clients that you are a responsible business with a moral code, increasing your brand trust.

Secondly, FSC certification will open you up to the always-growing FSC market, where a wide range of environmentally responsible products can be acquired.

Thirdly, sustainable materials and markets are the way of the future. Think of environmentally ethical procedures as “creating equitable access to benefits”.

And last but not least, you will be actively supporting the work FSC does to help prevent deforestation and unethical environmental destruction.

So, what’s next?

If getting FSC certified fire doors is on the agenda, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our Fire Doors come with the desired FSC label, so you don’t have to arrange a certification. For more information on the FSC, check out their Australian branch here.

Have a fire door related enquiry? We’re happy to help. Contact Fire Safe Doors at [email protected] or call (02) 9070 0732, and we’ll work through a plan for your needs.