FSC® Certification

The Sudbury Forest was granted Forest Stewardship Council certification on May 16th, 2006.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is an international certification and labeling system that guarantees that the forest products you purchase come from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources.

Under FSC® certification, forests are certified against a set of strict environmental and social standards, and fibre from certified forests is tracked all the way to the consumer through the chain of custody certification system. The end result is products in the marketplace carrying the FSC® 'check-tree' logo.

FSC® certification is a voluntary and market-based mechanism for ensuring that our forests are healthy. Consumer demand for FSC®-certified products encourages forest managers and owners to become FSC®-certified. Independent third-party auditors conduct all FSC® certification audits.

(Source: http://www.fsccanada.org)

Sudbury Forest FSC® Audits

In 2015, the company received its re-certification for another 5 year term. The re-certification audit report can be reviewed below.

2015 Re-Certification Audit Results

In 2010, the company received its re-certification for another 5 year term. The re-certification audit report can be reviewed below.

2010 Re-Certification Audit Results

Less-intense Annual Audits are required to maintain FSC® Certification. Click on the audit reports available below:

The primary FSC® audit occured October 25 - 30, 2005. The re-certification audit report can be reviewed below.

2006 Certification Audit Results

Annual audit reports are available below:

2008 Annual Surveillance Audit Results

2007 Annual Surveillance Audit Results

2006 Annual Surveillance Audit Results

Click here to see the report on High Conservation Values in the Sudbury Forest. For a list of peer review comments and how they were addressed, please contact Mark Lockhart at mlockhart@sudburyforest.com.

Click here to see VFMs most recent certificate on the Sudbury Forest.

For further information regarding FSC® Canada click the following link.

http://www.fsccanada.org