With the FSC label for wood products the Husqvarna group demonstrates their interest in sustainable acting and especially in sustainable forest management securing the fulfilment of social, economic and ecological need for today’s and future generations. The products concerned in the group are the combisystem wooden handles and the Classic hedge clippers of the brand GARDENA.
The FSC label can be used only in connection with a valid certificate. Therefore, besides GARDENA Manufacturing GmbH also other sales companies of the Husqvarna group have been certified. The implementation of the FSC system was a further important step in order to fulfil the Husqvarna and GARDENA philosophy on the way to sustainable management.
FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council. It was founded as non-profit organization after the earth summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Besides the introduction of the FSC certificate, the FSC organization’s major task is to define standards. In addition, 10 principles have been defined for certificate holders, for example on the following criteria:
- Prohibition of forest conversion and conversion of any natural living spaces
- Prohibition of the use of highly dangerous chemicals
- Safeguarding the rights of the native population and the international workers
- Keeping to applicable law and international contracts
Keeping to the above mentioned principles is a matter of course for the Husqvarna sales companies involved.