The growing demand for FSC®-certified products

FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) is an international, non-profit, independent, non-governmental organization. Today, FSC® provides one of the most well-known certification programs for forest and wood industry enterprises. FSC® empowers certification bodies to carry out certification all around the world (in Lithuania, FSC® organization is represented by UAB NEPCon LT). FSC®-accredited certification bodies carry out two types of certification:

  1. Forest management certification; when forest management and operation is evaluated in accordance with the principles and criteria of FSC®.
  2. Certification of origin confirmation; when industrial and commercial enterprises, which process wood, realize wood products or tree seeds and seedlings, etc., are being certified.

The growing demand for FSC®-certified products encourages Lithuanian wood processing companies to implement the requirements of this certificate standards in their production. According to the latest information on international FSC® databases, currently, there are 106 companies with the FSC® certificate in Lithuania (including – 42 state forest enterprises). UAB Juodeliai has currently signed a contract with UAB NEPCon LT (SmartWood accredited representative in Lithuania) and is also preparing procedures for implementation of commercial chain certificate, because many of our customers consider that companies, which supply certified products are more steady, and the quality of products and service is much better.