What is FSC Certification?

All of Palomino’s ForestChoice products are FSC-certified(California Cedar Products license (FSC-C010858)), but we realize that you may have some questions about what that means.  What is FSC-certification? What is the Forest Stewardship Council®? Why should I care? If you’ve asked yourself any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place.

The Forest Stewardship council was founded in 1993 as a collection of loggers, foresters, environmentalists and sociologists who wanted to change the way people thought about and practiced sustainable forestry. Since its inception, the FSC has established a set of standards for environmentally sustainable, socially responsible and economically feasible forestry and coordinated the constant evolution and implementation of these standards.

At the core of FSC’s certification system are ten Principles and fifty-six Criteria for Forest Stewardship, addressing such topics as environmental impact, plantation management, management planning, and indigenous peoples’ rights. Any product that receives FSC certification has met these Principles and Criteria and adhered to them from the forest floor to the point of sale.

All of Palomino’s ForestChoice products are FSC-certified, so you can enjoy our ForestChoice pencils and notebooks with confidence and in good conscience. We’re proud to offer one of the most ecologically sound implements of expression on the market, and will continue to support the FSC and its certification process for years to come.

If you want to learn more about the FSC-certification process and pencil industry forest utilization in general, click here.