We are proud to announce that Van Nifterik is FSC® certified, which now gives us the ability to offer FSC® bamboo. Van Nifterik is the first plant support supplier to offer such products. This is a big step towards a more sustainable future for horticulture, in which we also see our added value and responsibility! In this blog, we explain to you all about Forest Stewardship Council® – that’s what the acronym FSC® stands for.
As a pioneer in forest certification, the Forest Stewardship Council® sets the standard for responsible forest management. This is by far the most well-known certification for products with forestry origins. The certification pays attention to people, animals and the environment. Van Nifterik is independently audited to ensure compliance with the principles and criteria of FSC®. These are 10 criteria ranging from ecosystem conservation to employee social welfare. Forest management and monitoring are the core issues of FSC®, with the guarantee that the source of the products is responsible and transparent. Want to read more about the specific criteria for this label? You can do so here: https://my.fsc.org/my-en/fsc-principles-and-criteria.
FSC® is a trade chain certification that tracks raw materials throughout the supply chain. This requires rigorous audits and proper paperwork at every link in the chain. In our chain, every link is certified: so this applies to the forest, the raw material supplier, our factory in China and our company in the Netherlands.
WHAT MAKES FSC® BAMBOO SO INTERESTING?
So when you buy our bamboo with FSC® label, you can be sure that it comes from a responsible source. The label has a great reputation – even among consumers. This means that a plant with FSC® bamboo support will also lay claim with consumers. Among retailers, increasing consumer interest is increasing the demand for sustainability certifications. The FSC® certificate (along with our other certifications) therefore brings you an advantage because you can show to your customers that the plant support has a sustainable origin. In addition, with this product you are also one step closer to your own company’s sustainability goals!