Why should I get Salvaged Wood Verified?
The Salvaged Wood standard was developed by SCS based on decades of expertise in wood product legality verification, forest management and chain of custody. It integrates key aspects of wood product legality requirements from around the world into one standard, so you can be assured that your company has the documentation and evidence needed to uphold the traceability, environment impact, and legality of your salvaged wood operations.
How do I know if I'm ready for Salvaged Wood Verification?
Salvaged Wood Verification is the best way to demonstrate your use of responsibly reclaimed wood and that it meets legal requirements. A preliminary assessment conducted by SCS, which can be a desk-based evaluation, is the best way to determine whether you are ready for a full verification evaluation.
My company is currently FSC-certified; do I need to be certified for SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber Standard?
You can achieve SCS Salvaged Wood verification in conjunction with FSC certification if any of your products meet one of the eligible product classifications of salvaged wood or other qualifying cellulosic biomaterial as outlined in SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber Standard, section 1. Achieving SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber verification will add value to your products and create better visibility, as well as help improve the corporate image of your organization.
What are the main differences between SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber Standard and FSC Reclaimed Materials Standard (FSC-STD-40-007)?
The FSC Reclaimed Materials Standard certifies products that originate from reclaimed forest-based inputs only. The SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber Standard, on the other hand, verifies products manufactured from all eligible un-utilized sources. These sources not only include the forest-based inputs but also agricultural and aquatic inputs that are not certifiable under the FSC system.
How long does the on-site audit take?
The length of the audit process depends on the complexity of the salvaged wood and fiber operations and the variety of sources used for procurement of input materials. Audit lengths can range from one day for simple operations, to several days for more complex operations. This will be discussed with the client shortly after an application is submitted.
Can I combine my FSC audit with SCS Salvaged Wood & Fiber audit?
Absolutely. SCS offers joint audits for various certification programs to contain audit costs and increase efficiency.