FSC - Forest Stewardship Council

For several years we have been working towards reducing our environmental footprint without compromising on product quality.

We take responsibility and act in a way that is sustainable and that preserves our natural resources.

And as of July 2021, we are also FSCTM-certified. The responsible management of forests is a subject close to our hearts, which is why we are one of the world's first abrasive manufacturers to use exclusively FSC-certified paper for our wood-based abrasive products (paper backings).

By procuring raw materials that meet FSC standards, sia Abrasives is taking another important step and making a valuable contribution to future generations.

FSC – An important service

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an independent, non-governmental organisation dedicated to the ethical and responsible management of the world's forests.

FSC is the most trusted organisation when it comes to safeguarding essential environmental and social standards in the world's forests. With globally recognised standards, unparalleled integration of all relevant interest groups and the support of big-name companies as well as highly respected environmental and social organisations, the FSC is widely regarded as the most credible solution for sustainable forestry management. The certificates are issued by independent third parties and are verified annually. Around the world, some 200 million hectares of forestry are FSC-certified.

For more detailed information, visit the FSC's global website: fsc.org

What are the aims of the FSC?

The FSC's aim is to pave the way to better forestry management the world over. FSC considers itself a platform where representatives with different interests in forestry can come together and forge a consensus about responsible forestry management.

This consensus provides the foundation from which to develop management standards and derive marketing mechanisms for forestry products created by these standards.

For more detailed information, visit the FSC's global website: fsc.org

sia Abrasives and FSC – we pledge our commitment

We are committed to using only FSC-Mix certified raw materials in the manufacture of flexible abrasives on paper backing at the Frauenfeld facility.

We only use products from FSC-certified and controlled sources for our paper backing.

For more detailed information, visit the FSC's global website: fsc.org

Marking the abrasive products

The certified abrasive products can be clearly identified by an FSC label and corresponding licence number on the reverse of the abrasive.

The FSC Mix label

FSC Mix represents products made from material comprising at least 70% FSC-certified wood, recycled material and material from controlled sources (controlled wood).

For more detailed information, visit the FSC's global website: fsc.org

The FSC label

The licence number for sia Abrasives Industries AG, Frauenfeld, Switzerland is: C168085

Our certificate from the certification body

The certificate number from the certification body is: IMO-COC-247152

The applicable FSC certificate can be accessed on the FSC's official website using the licence number C168085.The applicable FSC certificate can be accessed on the FSC's official website using the licence number C168085.

FSC – Public Certificate Search
info.fsc.org/certificate.php

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If you have any questions, Ms Schoch will be happy to help.


Dagmar Schoch
FSC Officer

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