The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) represents a worldwide commitment to sustainable and socially responsible forestry. The FSC is an international, non-governmental organisation established to promote forest conservation through an environmentally sustainable management. To this end, the FSC has developed an internationally recognised label for wood. Only companies which adhere to the strict FSC principles of responsible forestry are awarded the FSC label. Compliance is verified each year by external bodies. The FSC is supported by numerous environmental organisations and trade unions.
ForestFinance also adheres to the FSC guidelines. In addition, we are a full member of the FSC Working Group Germany and entitled to vote.
Forest Stewardship Council/SCS Global Services certified forest operations meet comprehensive standards that protect the environment and the rights and welfare of workers, their families and communities.
All forests of the Forest Finance Panama S.A. that are reforested and maintained in Panama are reforested and maintained according to the guidelines of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). In the provinces of Chiriquí, Veraguas, Darien and Panama, Forest Finance Panama S.A. maintains 3,399 hectares. All mixed forests on this area used for timber production are certified under the FSC certification number SCS-FM/COC-004871. This applies to our products GiftTree, TreeSavingsPlan and ForestSavingsPlan. FSC certified until 2014 by the Rainforest Alliance, since February 2014 by SCS Global Services.
IMPORTANT NOTE: FSC and SCS Global Services are not responsible for and do not endorse any financial claims on returns on investments.