Scientific Certification Systems Recognises Stair Lock with Forest Stewardship Council™ Chain of Custody Certification
September 15, 2011
Stair Lock announced that it has earned Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification from Scientific Certification Systems, one of the world’s leading FSC certifiers and one of FSC’s founding members. FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials sold as FSC certified are harvested from well-managed forest operations. To earn the certification Stair Lock has been reorganizing and sourcing certified raw materials for some time.
In relation to the certification Executive Director Greg Lloyd took the opportunity to acknowledge the FSC initiative. “The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests – it’s a groundbreaking initiative. The certification means a lot to Stair Lock; we have a long-term sustainable vision and we need to ensure we know where our materials are coming from. FSC recognizes our efforts and longstanding partnerships with suppliers help us maintain a level of control. Ultimately we’d like all of Stair Lock’s products to be certified – that will be a gradual undertaking.”
Scientific Certification Systems is the leader in environmental and sustainability certification. One of the first certification bodies certified by the Forest Stewardship Council in 1996, SCS has since certified more than 30 million acres of well-managed forests and 3000 companies in the FSC supply chain worldwide. Stair Locks trademark license code is FSC-C107448, valid from 25 Aug, 2011 to 24 Aug, 2016. Mr. Lloyd also commended the process SCS employed. “The rigorous audit process we went through to obtain the Chain of Custody Certification is a guarantee to our customers and business partners about the production and source of FSC-certified products by Stair Lock. They can be assured that we source raw materials for certified products from FSC certified forests, which is tracked through the production and distribution process.”