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FSC updates mix label to highlight responsible forestry


January 12, 2021
By P&PC Staff

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Photo: FSC Canada

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has updated the text of its Mix label to reflect sustainable forestry practices.

Labels featuring the new text, “Supporting responsible forestry,” will launch in January 2022.

As part of the overall strategy for Mix products and controlled wood, the organization agreed that a change of the Mix label text was needed. In December 2019 a working group was established to develop the new label.

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From the date of the launch, certificate holders will have a transition period of 2.5 years during which time the old and/or the new label may be used.

Existing stock of already-labeled products (with the old, more ambiguous language “from responsible sources”) may be used following the transition period, until the old stock is depleted.