What is FSC Certification?

Forest Management Certification gives the public reassurance that timber products originating from a forest are managed in a responsible and sustainable way – something that is becoming increasingly important. Responsible and sustainable forest management has become a vital issue over the past decade. Inadequate and improper forest management practices are threatening the long-term viability of many forests and this significantly reduces their economic potential, resulting in negative social and environmental impacts. Public awareness and the demand for certified timber products is growing, and Forest Management Certification gives the necessary reassurance that timber products originating from a forest are managed in a responsible and sustainable way.

Benefits of FSC Certification

Insulation / Cost Savings

Positive Community Relationships

Access to Green Building Projects

Environmental Benefits

Stay Legal

Improve Your Brand - and Your Finances

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Who can be certified FSC Certification?

Any other business units are irrespective of the nature of business, size, and location.


Wood Raw Material

Paper and Paperboard



Printing Company

Wooden Articles Company

Paper Packaging



Fibres and Flosses


Document required for FSC Certification

  • System Manual
  • System Procedure
  • Policy
  • Objectives
  • Mission & Vision
  • Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
  • Checklist
  • Forms
  • Formats
  • Records

The extent of Documented Information differs as per:

  • Organization’s size
  • Activities performed by the organization
  • Processes undertaken by the Organization
  • Products and services offered by the organization
  • The complexity of processes undertaken
  • Competence of persons involved

Role of Shamkris and Process of FSC Certification

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to effective system implementation in the organization. A simple and practical method of system implementation helps organizations increase business efficiency and sustainability. Shamkris supports 100% documentation to obtain an accreditation body of success in addition to enhanced performance.

The implementation process is described below:

Day 1

GAP Analysis, Certification Body, Selection, Cost Estimates

• Finding the GAP between existing system related to FSC requirements
• Selecting the appropriate certification Body
• Based on the scope of your business & certification Body you choose

Week 1

Developing Documents

• Management System Manual, Management System Procedures, Policy, Objectives, Forms etc.
• Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

Week 4

Implementing Management System

• FSC Awareness training for the top management and staff
• Implementing a well-documented management system throughout the organization

Week 8

Internal Audit

• Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to C-TPAT requirements
•Internal audits identifying nonconformities related to FSC requirements
•Management Review Meetings
•Corrective and Preventive Action plan for nonconformities

Week 10

Certification Body
N-C Closing

• Shamkris acts on your behalf and assists you in the third-party audit
• Closing of any nonconformities identified by the certification body

Week 12

Certification Body

• FSC certificates issued for 5 years
Surveillance Audits yearly

Year on Year

Yearly Compliance

• Support of Yearly documentation for audit

The Forest Stewardship Council, FSC® in short, was founded in 1993 and is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. Together with international environmental organizations, labor unions, representatives of indigenous peoples and with companies from the forest sector and the timber industry, FSC® advocates for an environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and economically viable use of forests. FSC® is open to everyone who is interested in sustainable forest management and in the preservation of our forests.

FSC® wants to make a contribution to the sustainable management of our forests worldwide. In this context, FSC® serves as an alliance of representatives who have different forest-related interests.