Our Corrie MacColl North America office has successfully achieved its FSC Chain of Custody (CoC) certification, enabling the team to provide customers with FSC-certified latex. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible forest management worldwide. Through a rigorous certification system, FSC ensures that natural rubber and latex is grown, produced, and distributed in ways that benefit both people and the planet.
From farmer to factory to customer, all links in an FSC supply chain are certified. The CoC certification forms part of this supply chain, providing assurance that we sell products that originate from well-managed forests. The audit process for Corrie MacColl North America’s CoC certification was conducted by the NGO, Preferred by Nature, who verified the team’s procedures relating the sourcing and distribution of FSC-certified products. This includes ensuring the correct documentation, labelling and certificate analysis.
In addition to selling FSC-certified product from external suppliers, the certification will place the company in a position to sell FSC-certified latex from Hevecam, Corrie MacColl’s rubber plantation in Cameroon. Hevecam is currently undergoing preparation for FSC Forest Management certification. This adds to Corrie MacColl’s CoC certifications for the following business units: Europe BV, Malaysia and China. These developments enable the company to explore new avenues for environmental stewardship and ethical business practices, further solidifying our position as a responsible industry leader.
FSC-certified products meet stringent responsible forestry standards that support:
Forest Management Certificate
This verifies that the rubber forests are managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers.
Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification
This provides assurance that we sell our customers products that originate from well-managed forests.
Our customers leverage this FSC trademark for promotional purposes.
Corrie MacColl colleagues visiting FSC-certified farms in Thailand.