NFMV is the first Fijian organisation to be accepted as a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the leading standard-setter for responsible forest management.
Fiji’s forests contain all but a very small fraction of its endemic biodiversity – its core natural heritage. Responsible management of these forests is the single most important activity to preserve this heritage.
The FSC forest management standards are the most respected in the world and wood with their trademark is the best known brand representing wood coming from a responsibly managed source.
There are no forests in Fiji that are certified to FSC or other standards, but it remains a priority policy for the Forestry Department.
Over the past 13 years, over 90 million hectares in more than 70 countries have been certified according to FSC standards while several thousand products are produced using FSC -certified wood and carrying the FSC trademark.