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Forest Stewardship Council
FSC International Standard
Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders
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Forest Stewardship Council FSC-STD-50-001 (V1-2) EN
Forest Stewardship Council
REquIREmENTS FoR uSE oF THE FSC TRADEmARkS
by CERTIFICATE HolDERS
FSC-STD-50-001 (V1-2) EN · FINAl VERSIoN
AbouT FSC
The Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC) is an independent, not for profit, non-government organization es-
tablished to support environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management
of the world‘s forests.
FSC’s vision is where the world’s forests meet the social, ecological, and economic rights and needs of the
present generation without compromising those of future generations.
Document reference code: FSC-STD-50-001 (V1-2) EN
Version history: Version 1-2 EN:
Requirement changed
(1.14, 4.5, 8.3, 10.1.2,10.1.3, 10.2, 10.2.1, 11.7, 11.8, 11.8.1)
Clarification added
(b, 2.6.1, 2.7, 3.3, 3.3.1, 8.3, 10.1, 10.1.1, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.14,
10.2.1, 11.1, 11.2, 11.5, Annex 2 1.1)
more appropriate terminology used
(1.4, 1.5, 1.7, 1.13, 1.14, 1.15, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.6.1, 3, 3.1.b, 4.2,
4.4, 5.1, 6.1, 10.11, 11.2,11.6,12.2.b, 12.2j, Annex 3)
list updated
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(Annex 1)
Scope: International
Approval date: 25 November 2010
Approved by: FSC Director General Andre de Freitas
Contact: FSC Policy and Standards unit
E-mail for comments: [email protected]
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No part of this work covered by the publisher’s copyright may be reproduced or copied in any form or by
any means (graphic, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, recording taping, or
information retrieval systems) without the written permission of the publisher.
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FoREwoRD
The FSC trademarks are the primary communication tool for FSC certificate hol-
ders to demonstrate that their products meet the standards set by FSC. There-
fore it is essential that they are used correctly, do not misguide customers and
the public about certification claims and are not associated with quality aspects
beyond those covered by FSC certification.
NoTE: The FSC trademarks can be used on products only by holders of FSC
chain of custody (CoC) certificates or joint FSC forest management and chain of
custody (Fm/CoC) certificates.
FSC will update these requirements periodically to include necessary clarificati-
on, based on the feedback generated from the use of this document.
NoTE oN uSE oF THIS STANDARD © 1996 Forest Stewardship Council A.C. · All rights reserved · FSC-SECR-0002
Numbered sections are prescriptive rules and sections identified by a vertical
line are guidelines and examples.
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CoNTENTS
A Scope
b Standard effective date
C References
D Terms and definitions
PART I: REquIREmENTS
1 Ground rules for using the FSC trademarks
PART II: uSING THE FSC lAbElS oN PRoDuCTS
2 General requirements
3 FSC labels
· FSC label categories
· Standard label
· mini label
4 Requirements for specific situation and uses
· use of the FSC label on stationery and brochures
· use of the FSC label on business cards
· FSC logo used as a heat brand
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· Additional statements and explanations
· labeling arrangements between organizations
· labeling arrangements with uncertified companies
· labeling semi-finished products
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PART III: PRomoTIoNAl uSE oF THE FSC TRADEmARkS
5 Promotional panel
6 Promoting FSC certified products
7 Promoting status as an FSC certificate holder
8 other promotional items
9 Investment claims about FSC certified operations
PART IV: GRAPHIC RulES
10 FSC labels
· Color and font
· Format and size
· Trademark symbol
· FSC trademark license code
· label text
· Percentage of recycled fiber
· Placement of the label
· Several languages in one label
· mini label
11 Promotional use of the logo
· Promotional panel
· Extra logos
12 misuse of the label and logo
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Annex 1: Trademark registrations by country and mark
Annex 2: Additional trademark rules for group, multi-site and project certificate holders
Annex 3: Terms and definitions
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A SCoPE
This standard is mandatory for all FSC certificate holders who are entitled to use the FSC trademarks and
sets out how to use the FSC trademarks correctly. The standard covers use of the FSC trademarks on FSC
certified products, use for promotion of FSC certified products, and for promotion of the company’s status
as an FSC certificate holder. This standard forms the basis for evaluation and approval by FSC accredited
certification bodies of all certificate holders’ FSC trademark use.
This standard replaces:
· FSC-STD-40-201 “on-product labeling requirements” (2004)
· FSC product labeling guide (2004)
· FSC-Tmk-50-201 “FSC requirements for the promotional use of the FSC trademarks by FSC Certificate
Holders and non-certified commercial organizations” (2007) – all parts applicable to certificate holders
· FSC-Tmk-50-003 “FSC trademark use by holders of group CoC certificates” (2004)
· FSC-STD-40-003 “Standard for multi-site certification of chain of custody operations” (2007) – section 4.14
· FSC-STD-40-006 “FSC chain of custody standard for project certification” (2006) – sections 11, 12 and 13
· FSC-Pol-40-002 “Group chain of custody (CoC) certification: FSC guidelines for certification bodies”
(2004) – clauses 2.7, 3.29 and 3.30
b STANDARD EFFECTIVE DATE
This standard is effective from 01 December 2010. FSC certified organizations may start to use this
standard from 01 December 2010 and shall be in compliance by 01 July 2011. Existing stocks of labeled
products and promotional materials, which have been approved as correct according to previous versions
of the FSC trademark standards (including FSC-STD-40-201 and FSC-Tmk-50-201) may continue to be
used and distributed.
C REFERENCES
· FSC-STD-40-004 “FSC standard for chain of custody certification”
· FSC-STD-01-001 “FSC Principles and Criteria for forest stewardship”, 8.3 (labeling of logs by
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Fm/CoC certificate holders).
· FSC-STD-40-005 “Standard for company evaluation of FSC Controlled wood” (2006)
· FSC-STD-40-006 “FSC chain of custody standard for project certification”
· FSC-STD-40-007 “FSC standard for sourcing reclaimed material for use in FSC product groups or
FSC certified projects”
D TERmS AND DEFINITIoNS
Terms and definitions are provided in FSC-STD-01-002 “FSC glossary of terms”. key definitions relating to
this standard are provided in Annex 3 and are bold in the text below the first time they appear.
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PART I: REquIREmENTS
1 GRouND RulES FoR uSING THE FSC TRADEmARkS
1.1 The Forest Stewardship Council A.C (FSC) owns three registered trademarks: the FSC “checkmark-
and-tree” logo, the initials “FSC” and the name “Forest Stewardship Council”.
1.2 In order to use the FSC trademarks, the organization shall have signed the FSC trademark license
agreement and hold a valid certificate.
1.3 Holders of group, multi-site or project certificates shall refer to Annex 2 for additional requirements for
the use of the FSC trademarks.
1.4 The name Forest Stewardship Council and the FSC “checkmark-and-tree” logo shall not be used in
connection with sales or promotion of FSC Controlled wood. The initials FSC shall only be used to
pass on FSC Controlled wood claims to FSC certified organizations in sales and shipping documen-
tation, in conformity with FSC-STD-40-005 V2-1 annex 4.
1.5 The FSC trademark license code assigned by FSC shall be included with all applications described
in this standard, unless stated otherwise.
1.6 The FSC trademarks shall not be used in a way that could cause confusion, misinterpretation or loss
of credibility to the FSC certification scheme.
FSC reserves the right to suspend or terminate permission to use the FSC trademarks if the orga-
nization is failing to comply with the FSC trademark requirements as set out in this standard. The
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interpretation of these rules is at the sole discretion of FSC.
1.7 The FSC trademarks shall not be used in a way that implies that FSC endorses, participates in or is
responsible for activities performed by the company, outside the scope of certification.
1.8 The use of FSC trademarks shall not imply that FSC is responsible for the production of any products,
documents or promotional materials.
1.9 The products which are intended to be labeled or promoted as FSC certified shall be included in the
organization’s certified product group schedule and shall meet the eligibility requirements for labeling
as stipulated by the respective FSC standard.
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1.10 only the FSC label artwork provided on the label generator or otherwise issued or approved by the
certification body or FSC shall be used.
Access to the label generator is arranged by the organization’s certification body.
1.11 If the organization wishes to include more information about FSC in any materials, this shall be
approved by the certification body.
1.12 The FSC trademarks shall not be used to promote product quality aspects not covered by FSC certification.
1.13 The FSC trademarks shall not be used in product brand names, company names or website domain
names. The FSC trademarks can be used to describe the certification of the product.
For example, a product may not be named “Golden FSC Timber”; instead “FSC™ certified Golden
Timber” or “Golden Timber – FSC™ certified” must be used.
1.14 The name “Forest Stewardship Council” shall not be replaced with a translation.
A translation of the name can be included in brackets but it should not replace the words “Forest
Stewardship Council”
1.15 The use of the FSC “checkmark-and-tree” logo shall be directly accompanied by the trademark
symbols ® or ™ (in superscript font). The symbol, which represents the registration status of an FSC
trademark in the country in which FSC certified products or materials are to be distributed, is an
intrinsic part of the logo. The appropriate symbol shall also be added to “FSC” or “Forest Stewardship
Council” for the first use in any text. The registration status of the FSC trademarks for the respective
country is listed in Annex 1.
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1.16 The organization shall submit artwork of all new reproductions of FSC trademarks to the certification
body for approval.
Provided that the organization establishes a good record of correct trademark use, it will not be
necessary to re-submit labels for the same product type or with the same placement on the product,
or for repeated use of promotional artwork.
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PART II: uSING THE FSC lAbElS oN PRoDuCTS
2 GENERAl REquIREmENTS
2.1 In order to make an on product claim, the organization shall select the correct FSC label based upon
the FSC claim it has been supplied with or is qualified for.
2.2 The label shall specify the type of the certified product when the final product or its contents or pa-
ckaging includes non FSC certified material other than minor components. The product type shall be
always specified on FSC certified printed publications.
Examples are “wood from well-managed forests” for an FSC certified wooden item in non-FSC
certified packaging (100% label) or “Packaging from responsible sources” in the case of a non-FSC
certified product in FSC certified packaging (mix label) or “Paper made from recycled material” for a
publication (Recycled label).
2.3 The FSC label shall be clearly visible on the product, its packaging or both.
where the normal label placement for a product type is not on the side facing the consumer (such
as a side panel or inside a book) an extra logo may be used in a more prominent place.
2.4 The label shall not be used to make a partial claim about a product. where permanent parts of the
product (other than any packaging materials or non-forest based materials) are not covered by FSC
certification, the FSC label shall not be used.
2.5 The moebius loop shall not be used without a percentage figure. The figure shall reflect the post- and
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pre-consumer reclaimed material content, which can be substantiated either through internal proce-
dures or information from the supplier based on their chain of custody processes.
2.6 when a product is FSC labeled, marks of other forest certification schemes should not be used on the
same product.
2.6.1 The marks of other forest certification schemes may be used for product promotion or educational
purposes in an FSC labeled publication, as long as there are no claims about the paper of the publi-
cation being certified against the other certification scheme.
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2.7 when products are being made for sale to retailers who may wish to use the FSC trademarks to pro-
mote them, they must carry the FSC label either on the product or on packaging which will be visible
to the consumer.
NoTE: See Section IV: Graphic Rules for full information on color, size, placement etc.
3 FSC lAbElS
There are three categories of the FSC label, which describe the content of FSC material. The
correct label should be chosen according to the claim with which the product or material has been
supplied. Each category of label is available in portrait or landscape designs.
FSC label categories
3.1 The FSC labels are:
a) 100% label for products containing 100% material from FSC certified forests. The label text is
“[Product type] from well-managed forests”.
b) mix label for products containing a combination of material from FSC certified forests, FSC Cont-
rolled wood or eligible recycled fiber. The label text is “[Product type] from responsible sources”.
c) Recycled label for products containing only recycled fiber. The label text is “[Product type] made
from recycled material”.
Standard label
3.2 The required elements for the standard label are:
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FSC logo
FSC website address
label title
TEXT
(Product type) text
label text (with product type, if required)
text text text text
C000000 FSC trademark license code
3.2.1 The use of the moebius loop is optional for mix and Recycled labels. See 2.5.
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Mini label
3.3 The mini label may be used when there is not sufficient clear, unprinted space for the standard label
in the area where the label is to be placed. For example, the area intended for writing or printing on
letter templates or postcards is not considered as clear, unprinted space. Approval for use of the mini
label shall be at the discretion of the certification body.
3.3.1 mini label may be always used in the following cases:
a) Paper size is A5 or smaller
b) Packaging is 500ml volume or less
3.4 The required elements for the mini label are:
FSC logo
label title
TEXT
TEXT
(Product type)
(Product type, if required)
C000000 C000000
FSC trademark license code
If none of the label options given can be used, for reasons of space or product type, an individual
solution should be proposed to FSC via the certification body.
4 REquIREmENTS FoR SPECIFIC SITuATIoNS AND uSES
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Use of the FSC label on stationery and brochures
4.1 Stationery and brochures printed on FSC certified paper shall not be labeled in such a way or with
the label in such a prominent position as to make it appear that any organization represented in the
publication, or its products, are endorsed by FSC. For example, the label shall not be placed on the
front cover of a brochure or at the top of a letterhead or other document template, or next to images
of forest based products which are not FSC certified.
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Use of the FSC label on business cards
4.2 when a business card is printed on FSC paper, the mini label with product type shall be used at mini-
mum size. The use of the mini label shall not imply that the organization is affiliated with FSC.
FSC logo used as a heat brand
4.3 The FSC logo with the license code may be applied as a heat brand or stencil directly to the product.
If it does not include all required label elements, a standard label shall also be used either on the
packaging or otherwise attached as a sticker or hang-tag.
Additional statements and explanations
4.4 Claims regarding qualities outside the control of FSC (such as other environmental attributes of the
product) shall be clearly separated from text about FSC.
Additional information about FSC may accompany the FSC label with prior approval by the certifica-
tion body. In referring to FSC or to FSC certified products, the preferred term is “responsible”, e.g.
“responsible forestry” not “sustainable forestry”.
when the text is supplied by the certified organization’s client and the client is not FSC certified, the
client should be asked by the certified organization to contact FSC for approval.
Labeling arrangements between organizations
4.5 If two organizations (both being eligible certificate holders) enter into an agreement whereby the
supplier labels products with the buyer‘s FSC trademark license code, the following conditions shall
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be met:
a) both parties shall inform their certification bodies in writing about the agreement. This information
shall include the definition of which certification body shall be responsible for approval of product
labels.
b) The selected certification body is responsible for ensuring that the buyer‘s code is only used on
products which are supplied to that buyer.
c) The supplier shall keep data relating to the use of the buyer’s labels separately or easily available
for the certification body’s review.
The organizations are not required to be in a direct client relationship, but any other company in the
intervening supply chain needs to hold an FSC chain of custody certificate.
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Labeling arrangements with uncertified companies
4.6 A retailer or brand owner who does not hold an FSC certificate may request the supplying organi-
zation to label products with the FSC label together with the customer’s brand name and design. All
standard guidance about labeling, preventing confusion of brands and information, and trademark
approval shall be followed.
Labeling semi-finished products
If the organization wishes to label semi-finished products which are subject to further processing,
the FSC label should only be applied to packaging which will be removed before further processing
(such as the wrapping on packs of timber or paper) rather than directly to the product.
PART III: PRomoTIoNAl uSE oF THE FSC TRADEmARkS
organizations may use the FSC trademarks to promote their FSC certified products, and their status as
FSC certificate holders in brochures, websites, point of sale materials and other promotional materials.
5 PRomoTIoNAl PANEl
5.1 The following elements shall be used in the promotional panel:
a) FSC “checkmark-and-tree” logo
b) FSC trademark license code
c) Promotional statement “The mark of Responsible Forestry”, “Responsible Forest management”
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or other claim provided or approved by FSC
d) FSC website address
Standard promotional panel graphics and texts are available from the label generator. Alternative
layouts may be approved by agreement with the certification body. The promotional statement and
website address may be omitted for space reasons. Alternative wording and extra information re-
quire approval from FSC via the certification body. See also 4.4 above.
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6 PRomoTING FSC CERTIFIED PRoDuCTS
6.1 Catalogues, brochures and on-line sales websites shall include the promotional panel or its elements
in a prominent place. A link or text such as “look for FSC certified products” shall be included next to
the panel, where the products are not all on the same page. FSC certified products shall be indicated
by using the logo or with “FSC certified” in the product description.
6.2 FSC certified products shall not be promoted with the certification body logo alone.
7 PRomoTING STATuS AS AN FSC CERTIFICATE HolDER
The requirements in this section only apply to any materials in which FSC certified products are not
mentioned.
7.1 organizations which have not produced, labeled or sold any FSC certified products since their previ-
ous annual certification body surveillance audit shall not use the FSC trademarks for general promoti-
on of the company.
7.2 The FSC trademarks shall not be used together with the marks of other forest certification schemes
in a way which implies equivalence or in a way which is disadvantageous to the FSC trademarks in
terms of size or placement.
7.3 The FSC trademarks shall not be used at the top of document templates such as letterheads, sales
documents and emails.
7.4 The FSC trademarks shall not be used on business cards to promote the organization’s certification.
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7.5 If the FSC trademarks are used on invoice templates, delivery notes and similar documents that may
be used for FSC and non-FSC products, the following statement shall be included: “only the products
that are identified as such on this document are FSC certified”.
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8 oTHER PRomoTIoNAl ITEmS
8.1 The FSC trademarks may be used on mugs, pens, T-shirts, caps, banners, company vehicles etc. In
these cases, the FSC logo and FSC trademark license code are sufficient.
8.2 If promotional items are made wholly or partly of wood (such as pencils or memory sticks) they must
meet the applicable labeling requirements as specified by FSC-STD-40-004 in order also to carry an
FSC trademark as promotion for the organization.
8.3 when FSC trademarks are used for promotion at trade fairs, the organization shall
a) clearly mark which products are FSC certified and the products shall carry an on product label
or
b) add a visible disclaimer stating “Ask for our FSC certified products” or “we can provide FSC
certified products upon request” if no FSC certified products are displayed. use of text to describe the
FSC certification of the organization does not require a disclaimer.
9 INVESTmENT ClAImS AbouT FSC CERTIFIED oPERATIoNS
9.1 organizations shall take full responsibility for the use of the FSC trademarks by investment compa-
nies and others making financial claims based on their FSC certified operations.
9.2 Any such claims shall be accompanied by a disclaimer “FSC is not responsible for and does not
endorse any financial claims on returns on investments”.
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PART IV: GRAPHIC RulES
10 FSC lAbElS
FSC 100% FSC Mix FSC Recycled
100%
100% MIX RECYCLED
From well- From responsible Made from
managed forests sources recycled material
C000000 C000000 C000000
Color and font
10.1 Green, black and white are the standard FSC label colors. Positive green is the preferred color.
Negative green and black and white (positive or negative) may be used as an alternative.
10.1.1 The green color for reproduction shall be:
Pantone 626C
If a printing process uses Cmyk or RGb instead of Pantone, the equivalent color to Pantone 626C
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shall be used in Cmyk or RGb.
10.1.2 If the printed item does not use the standard colors the FSC label may be produced using the
darkest available color on a solid non patterned background, provided the contrast allows legibility.
The label may be produced in positive or negative versions. The approval of the color shall be at the
discretion of the certification body.
For example: If a printed item uses only yellow and dark blue (no black, white or FSC green) the
FSC label can appear in dark blue positive (yellow text, blue label background) or dark blue
negative (blue text, yellow label background).
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10.1.3 where no unprinted white areas are available, in a printed item using standard or limited colors, a
transparent label may be used, allowing the label elements to be reproduced in black or white on a
background color that provides sufficient contrast.
For example: If the background of a printed item using full colors is red and it is technically difficult
to reserve a white area, the label elements may be reproduced in black or white on the red back-
ground providing sufficient contrast.
If in exceptional circumstances none of the above color options are possible, an individual solution
should be proposed to FSC via the certification body.
10.2 The use of a border around the label is preferred. when the border is not used and the surrounding
color is different from the label background, the label background must always have rounded
corners as for the label with a line border.
10.2.1 when the border is not used, the label elements should not be altered.
10.3 The font used for labels is Arial unicode mS.
Green Green Black and White Black and White
(positive) (negative) (positive) (negative)
100% 100% 100% 100%
From well- From well- From well- From well-
managed forests managed forests managed forests managed forests
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C000000 C000000 C000000 C000000
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Format and size
10.4 FSC labels may be used in portrait or landscape versions.
10.5 minimum size for the portrait label is 17mm in width.
10.6 minimum size for the landscape label is 12mm in height.
10.7 where adding the product type or translation requires more space, the portrait label grows in height
and the landscape label in width only.
17 mm
100%
12 mm From well-
managed forests
100% C000000
From well-
managed forests
C000000
Trademark symbol
10.8 The trademark symbol shall be chosen for the logo and the initials FSC before the license code in
the label, as in Annex 1.
FSC trademark license code
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10.9 The FSC trademark license code is automatically added when the label generator is accessed via
log-on and password.
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Label text
10.10 The label text can be edited to select the appropriate product type.
10.11 A list of words for product types is provided in the label generator, such as “wood”, “paper” and “pa-
ckaging”. These are intended as broad categories. Specific product names shall not be used. The
list is not exhaustive and others are possible, such as non-timber forest products. The organization
shall contact FSC via the certification body with a request for a new word to be added.
Percentage of recycled fiber
10.12 The percentage of recycled content shown below the moebius loop may be edited as follows
a) For the FSC mix label, the percentage figure can be added for a moebius loop.
b) For the FSC Recycled label, the figure is always 100%.
Placement of the label
10.13 There shall be enough clear space surrounding the label to ensure that the label remains uncluttered.
The minimum space is calculated by using the height of the FSC initials of the logo.
100%
From well-
managed forests
C000000
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10.14 The FSC label should be placed on a non patterned background. Photographic or patterned back-
grounds that are not disruptive or compromising to the FSC label design may be approved by the
certification body.
Several languages in one label
10.15 In the label generator, up to 4 languages of the label text can be added to a label.
FSC-STD-50-001 (V1-2) EN · Requirements for use of the FSC trademarks by Certificate Holders 19/28
Forest Stewardship Council
Mini label
10.16 when there are space limitations, the mini label may be used (see 3.3). Color, format, font and
placement shall follow the rules of the standard label. The trademark symbol shall be chosen as
specified in Annex 1.
10.17 minimum size of the portrait mini label is 11mm in width.
10.18 minimum size of the landscape mini label is 8mm in height.
11 mm
8 mm 100%
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Promotional panel
11.1 when the promotional panel is used, the color, format and placement shall follow the rules of th


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