What is FSC® Certified Wood

Detail of Cora wooden table top with FSC logo

Wood garden furniture has always been a popular choice for thousands of outdoor spaces across the country. As a manufacturer, we have a responsibility to ensure our wood range comes from ethical sources. The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) is one of the ways we use sustainably sourced wood.

Close up of a wooden table top with the FSC logo.

The FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation founded in 1993. Their mission is to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. They are the mark of ethical forestry across the world and safeguard these natural areas to ensure generations can benefit from these important and beautiful ecosystems.

Deforestation affects 60 million indigenous people as well as countless animals and plants. Without managing the situation and replacing or regenerating forests, the land is ruined and wasted. FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by major environmental charities, including WWF and Greenpeace. They ensure parts of the forest are protected entirely in order to give rare animals and plants the chance to grow. Sacred sites are exempt from felling and local communities are supported with jobs and development.

Close up of a wooden garden bench arm.

Public concern over the state of the world’s forest resources is increasing. All FSC wood is tracked from forest to shop floor and every link is certified to make it clearly identifiable. Kettler ensures we commit to upholding our end of the chain of custody. Therefore, we must organise labelling and material sourcing, by upholding the values of the FSC. This allows us to proudly wear the tick tree on our wood garden furniture.

As we take care of the gardens, we have worked so hard to make special and beautiful, we must also appreciate the outdoor spaces in which our wood is taken from. Kettler works with the FSC to be forest friendly, giving you peace of mind that wildlife is protected and looked after.

Wooden garden furniture dining set on a patio.